150° Anniversary of the foundation of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens
1867-2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MARCH-DECEMBER 2017

The events will take place at the Hanbury Botanical Gardens except where indicated otherwise.

150 years after the arrival of Thomas Hanbury, the Hanbury Botanical Gardens continue to live by the planning ideas of its founder and his brother Daniel.
2017 will be a special year of celebrations to commemorate this event and it will give everyone a chance to rediscover many peculiarities of the garden. The Center and its activities will be sometimes seen through the eyes of the past, sometimes with an eye towards the future and sometimes with "no eyes" by sensing scents, shapes and by touching and tasting flavors.
Through many artistic disciplines, relevant scientific works, exhibitions and dedicated and specialized books, it will give to the public the chance to appreciate the Hanbury Botanical Gardens in many different ways.
From spring to late winter there will be many opportunities to get to know how much the Hanbury family legacy has taken root in the Ventimiglia area and how much of this is still appreciated by those who live here, one and a half centuries later.

MARCH

Thursday 9th March, 11:00
Commemoration of Thomas Hanbury and beginning of the celebrations

Thursday 9th March, 12:00
Inauguration of the photo exhibition "Emotions"
Historical and current images of the garden by the photographer Gianfranco Cattaneo.
The exhibition will be open until 30th April.
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APRIL

Saturday 29th april, 14:00
Presentation of the Audioguide for the visit of the gardens to be used by the visually impaired.
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MAY

Saturday 6th may, 14:30
Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the Gardens. - Private official ceremony.
For security reasons, the Garden will be closed to the public starting from 12.00 am (Last access 12.00 am - exit by 1 pm). We apologize to the public for the discomfort caused.

Sunday 7th may, 10:00 - 17:00
"The Hanbury’s in the garden" Reenactment of the everyday life in the Gardens with the collaboration of the Cultural Association A-Storia
Exhibition of the Hanbury Historical Archive - organised by the Institute of Ligurian Studies.
Afternoon tea at the palace - for the public, by reservation, for a charge.
On the occasion of the event will take place at the Philatelic Cancellation at the Casa Rustica
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE from 9.00 to 17.30 with departure from Ventimiglia
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JUNE

Saturday 10th june, 10:00 - Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conclusion of the research on the Hanbury family in Ventimiglia made by the high schools during the school year 2016-2017 with the final awards ceremony and exhibition of the achieved results.

Saturday 17th june, 10:30
Inauguration of the Bookshop of the Hanbury Botanical Gardens
Presentation of the audio-videoguide for the garden visit with Press Conference.

JULY

Friday 7th july, 16:00 - Villa Thuret – Antibes (Francia)
Twinning between the Hanbury Botanical Gardens and Villa Thuret. Signing of a Scientific Cooperation Agreement confirming the historical link between the two gardens since their establishment.

JULY - AUGUST

SUMMER EVENTS
The events are included in the review called "HANBURYcheSPETTACOLO2017" - Moving Theater, organized in collaboration with the Ventimiglia Cultural Association Liber Theatrum.
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SEPTEMBER

Friday 29th september, 9:30
Convegno di Studi: Study Congress: "Aromatic and medicinal herbs at Hanbury Botanical Gardens. Their discovery and gastronomic and healing properties." . Organised by the DISFOR (Department of Educational Sciences) - University of Genoa
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OCTOBER

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October
GRAPE HARVEST FEAST
Reenactment of of the Thomas Hanbury's Feast and presentation of the typical products of the Riviera di Ponente
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From 8 to 22 October
Photographic exhibition on the Hanbury Botanical Gardens of the photographer Saverio Chiappalone
Exhibition rooms of Palazzo Hanbury
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From 14 October to 1 November
Emerging Japanese Art in ltaly - Japanese Art Exhibition
Exhibition rooms of Palazzo Hanbury
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Sunday, October 22nd
Award Ceremony "Obiettivo Hanbury 2017"
Exhibition rooms of Palazzo Hanbury
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Saturday 28th october, 16:00 - Forte dell'Annunziata - Museo Civico Archeologico "Girolamo Rossi" - Ventimiglia.
Inauguration of the exhibition: : "The Hanbury Marbles" organised by Ludovico Rebaudo (University of Udine) and submission of the relevant catalogue.

NOVEMBER

Friday 3rd november, 10:00
Study Congress: : "Hanbury Botanical Gardens: an interdisciplinary laboratory." Organized by the Centro di Servizio di Ateneo for the Hanbury Botanical Gardens - University of Genoa.

Saturday 18th november, 16:00 - Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conference: "Thomas Hanbury, a patron of intemelia archeology ", Daniela Gandolfi (Conservator MAR Ventimiglia, Manager Archaeologist IISL)

Saturday 25th november, 16:00 - Forte dell'Annunziata - Ventimiglia
Conference: : "The philanthropic action of Thomas Hanbury in favor of the town of Ventimiglia", Francesca De Cupis (from the Superintendence Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Genoa and the provinces of Imperia, La Spezia and Savona).

DECEMBER

9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 27th, 28th, 29th e 30th December during the opening times of the gardens
"On the artist’s paths: 150 years of the Hanbury Gardens illustrated with needle and thread"
Embroidery Exhibition by the Association "Magia di Punti".

Friday 8th december, 10:30
Inauguration of the Embroidery Exhibition "On the artist’s paths: 150 years of the Hanbury Gardens illustrated with needle and thread"
By the Association "Magia di Punti".

Saturday 9th december, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
Workshop of “First level "Bandera" embrodery (kit to make a small pillow with volute in chain stitch in three or four colours and Racconigi net ).
The course is free, by reservation (max 10 people), the kit is for a charge
For information and reservations: Association "Magia di Punti" - tel. 0039 3382689317 - sergioperino@alice.it

Sunday 10th december, 16:00
Afternoon tea at the palace - for the public, by reservation, for a charge.

Saturday 16th december, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
Workshop "Shadow point on organza" (kit to create a craft item).
The course is free, by reservation (max 10 people), the kit is for a charge.
For information and reservations: Association "Magia di Punti" - tel. 0039 3382689317 - sergioperino@alice.it

Saturday 30st december, 16:00
Afternoon tea at the palace - for the public, by reservation, for a charge.
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