Ajuda Botanical Garden (JBA), a Technological Support Unit, belongs to ISA since 1910, attached as an infrastructure for education and research. It was established in 1768, being designed by an Italian botanist, Domingos Vandelli, from Padua, and summoned by King Joseph to teach the royal princes.

Regardless of Lisbon being spread around with several greenhouses nursing species from Africa, Asia and Americas, JBA is the first botanical garden in Portugal projected to preserve, study and collect the most possible species from the plant world. It had, at one time, around 5000 species laid out according to Linnnaeus, Vandelli's master, proposed Systema Sexuale classification. 

JBA - Fountain View


JBA - Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Courses in Ajuda Botanical Garden

Ajuda Botanical Garden, an historical space with more than 240 years offers, the general public and education institutions, site visits and hands-on awareness sessions, mainly towards the young public, concerning biodiversity preservation.

With over 1000 planted species and a Seed Bank, JBA provides excellent educational resources for better understanding of the world of plants.

For further information about the grounds tours please visit Ajuda Botanical Garden Website.

 Guided tours program (PT)