The Principality will come alive this weekend with a large programme of activities dedicated to gardening, biodiversity and understanding nature.
With sunny skies forecast, it is a great opportunity to get the family outdoors this weekend for a nature-themed event encompassing a long-list of activities.
On 16th and 17th October, free entertainment will be on offer by the gardeners of the Department of Urban Planning, including visits, workshops and games, free of charge and without the need to reserve.
Participants will get a “passport” which can be completed at the end of each activity and surprises will be reserved for kids in the various green spaces.
The programme is diverse and interactive. It includes a land art workshop in the garden of Villa Paloma at the New National Museum of Monaco with the theme ‘Art and Garden’, and visits and workshops about ‘biological control’ at the Princess Grace Rose Garden with a release of auxiliary insects.
Tree pruning demonstrations will be held at the Japanese Garden showing the importance of pruning to maintain balance between roots and branches, and a treasure hunt in Monaco Ville near Porte Neuve will explain the stages of ‘tree diagnosis’ by examining trunks, roots and leaves.
There will also be workshops and games around composting and mulching, with the creation of a small pallet composter and distribution of mulch bags at the UNESCO gardens as well as the creation of a green wall at the Promenade Honoré II where tips on how to create one’s own wall will be given.
Finally, at Larvotto, there will be a tree planting session carried out using cranes and mechanical shovels and an introductory course on repotting, cuttings, the composition of green plants and edible flower tastings at the Pépinière Domaniale de Monaco, located in Saint Laurent d´Eze.
The schedule will run both days from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm.
Photo of the Japanese Garden by Monaco Life