Visit the Garden

Where we are

Scarica la mappa

Via Brera 28 and Via privata F.lli Gabba 10 – 20121 Milano

Getting here

The Garden is located in the city centre, in a limited traffic area, and can be easily reached by the following public transport:

By tube: MM3 (Montenapoleone), MM2 (Lanza), MM1 (Cairoli)
By tram or bus: 1, 2, 4, 12, 14, 61, 94

The Garden can be reached from Milano Centrale Railway Station (3 stops on the yellow MM3 line), from Milano P.ta Garibaldi Railway Station (1 stop on the green MM2 line), from Milano Cadorna Railway Station (1 stop on the red MM1 line).

We advise you not to travel by private car. However, anybody who needs to use a car can take advantage of paid parking in the area. No parking is allowed in the Via privata F.lli Gabba.

The entrance of Via Gabba 10 has a ramp for easy access for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility. For special needs, please contact the Garden

Opening times

Mon-sat working days, 10:00am to 6:00pm (1st April to 31st October)
Mon-sat working days, 9:30am to 4:30pm (1st November to 31st March)

Extraordinary opening

  • Sunday 23rd June 2024 on the occasion of Summer Solstice
  • Sunday 19th May 2024 on the occasion of the FuoriOrticola Flower Show
  • 15th to 25th April 2024, 10:00am-10:00pm from 15th to 21st April and 10:00am-8:00pm from 22nd to 25th April, on the occasion of FuoriSalone del Mobile. Entrance only from Via Fiori Oscuri 4

Closed on

  • 26th to 28th April 2024 for bank holidays
  • 29th March to 1st April 2024 for Easter holidays
  • Saturday 17th February 2024 for the Milan Carnival
  • 1st, 6th and 7th January 2024

Further extraordinary opening/closing will be published here during the year

Entrance to the Brera Botanical Garden is free. To get information about the entrance of groups, please contact the Garden.

Rules for the visitor

Let’s take care of the Garden, for the benefit of everybody. We should like to remind you that:

  • no smoking is allowed
  • eating is not allowed
  • dogs are not allowed
  • it is not allowed to bring cycles, motorcycles, scooters (not even carried by hand) into the Garden
  • it is forbidden to leave waste: if possible you should take it with you, or use the appropriate bins
  • do not walk on the flower beds
  • no plants or parts of plants should be picked, even if they have fallen on the ground
  • do not touch the plants marked with the symbol: they are poisonous!
  • it is not allowed to take photos or videos for commercial and study purposes without prior authorization. To submit a request for authorisation, contact the Garden. In general, the use of a camera tripod is not allowed unless specifically authorized.

Remember that the Garden is a place of study and work, open to the public. What’s more it is a Museum!

Guided tours

Throughout the year and to mark special events, Brera Botanical Garden organizes guided tours so you can discover our historical and natural heritage. How to sign up, costs, and detailed information are provided from time to time. Please keep an eye on our News or subscribe our Newsletter which will keep you informed about upcoming events.

For special needs, for example related to disabilities and/or reduced mobility or to arrange a visit for your own group (friends, companies, associations, …), contact the Garden so we can evaluate your needs and find together a solution that best suits you.

You can find information on guided tours for schools on the Educational Activities page.

Note for authorized external guides
You need to book your visit at the Botanical Garden and wait for confirmation.


Once inside the Brera Botanical Garden, visitors can stroll along the flower beds and observe the huge variety of collected plants, specifically divided into families or botanical genera. Or they can follow the routes designed to explore independently particular themes.

ArteOrto is an artistic-botanical route designed for adults and children. It leads visitors to discover the plant world represented in some famous paintings held at the Pinacoteca di Brera and to find it in reality among the plants growing in the Botanical Garden.

Anybody wishing to walk along the path inside the Arboretum will find some information panels illustrating the great laws of nature, very well observable in this space: evolution, the life cycle of plants, dissemination, the role of roots, competition and collaboration, resistance, decomposition.