Serra dei Giardini - The Greenhouse
Located in the Castello area in Venice, the Greenhouse is just a few minutes from the Biennale Giardini. Historically known as Serra Margherita (Margherita Greenhouse), the Greeenhouse at Giardini in Castello was built in 1894 with the intention to create a "tepidarium made of glass and iron" to host the palm trees and other decorative plants in use at the coeval International Art Exhibition.
Thanks to an accurate restoration, the Municipality of Venice brought back the ancient beauty of the Greenhouse in the aim of maintaining its original use, as well as to ensure its public access through botanical and naturalistic activities that involve both local community and institutional bodies, promoting at the same time culture, learning and encounters.
Serra dei Giardini is a meeting place, a pleasant setting where you can relax and read books and magazines on gardening and nature, a permanent display of unusual plant species, an educational space for schools, adults and families, and a cultural centre.
With its accurate restoration, the Municipality of Venice brought back the ancient beauty of Serra dei Giardini. Every day Nonsoloverde co-operative operates to offer Venice and its citizens an enjoyable, pleasant and, most of all, relaxing place.
Thanks to its cultural and educational activities, music and theatre events, the revival of ancient traditions and the creation of new patterns, Serra dei Giardini welcomes among its greenery affectionate citizens and curious tourists.
At The Greenhouse Coffee Bar you can taste our coffee, our natural juices and our biological products, sitting in the shade, between the plants, enjoying peace and relax of our magic historical building.
At Serra dei Giardini children and their families experience playfully the marvels of nature and discover the secrets of the natural world that surrounds them, while enjoying themselves.
The Greenhouse welcomes schools and teachers to explore the world of plants and soil under the competent guidance of environmental guides.
In the splendid setting of the Greenhouse you can purchase potted plants and gardening materials. Information and advice are provided on the purchase of plants adapted to every need
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