The Lisbon Museum presents the exhibition on the past and present (and perhaps the future) of vegetable gardens in the city over time. Since October 23rd, at the Pavilhão Preto of the Palácio Pimenta.

Lisbon's vegetable gardens have been a particular feature of the urban landscape since ancient times. They have been fundamental to the subsistence of the city's populations: in gardens, irrigated valleys and convent plots, in the farms of the periphery and the villas of the bourgeoisie, in communal areas and, more recently, in horticultural parks.

Today, vegetable gardens are essential for the food sustainability of cities. But they are also places of enjoyment and enchantment that reflect, in their diversity, the configurations of the urban fabric and the demographic composition of the city.

In a multidisciplinary approach, this exhibition presents, through cartography, painting, literature, photography and video, territories and paths, habits and narratives, characters, strategies and policies related to the city's vegetable gardens.

From the Middle Ages to the present day, under historical and contemporary eyes, we discover the fascinating world of Lisbon's vegetable gardens.

Commissioner: Daniela Araújo, in collaboration with Joana Sousa Monteiro and Mário Nascimento - Museu de Lisboa.

Visits accompanied by commissioners: third Sunday of each month. Information on conversations and activities parallel to the exhibition www.museudelisboa.pt

Organization: Museu de Lisboa, EGEAC

Partners: Working Group for the Promotion of Urban Agriculture in Lisbon - Department of Green Structure and Energy of Lisbon City Council; Green Capital; IHT / C Garden; Groho; Science4you; Leroy Merlin; 2Adapt

Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta: Campo Grande, 245,
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last entrance at 5.30 pm)
Website: http://www.museudelisboa.pt
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Telephone: +351 217 513 200