Via Brera 28 and Via privata F.lli Gabba 10 – 20121 Milano
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
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)
- Sunday 20th November 2022 on the occasion of the National Tree Day
- Sunday 25th September 2022 on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of G. Mendel
- Sunday 18th September 2022 on the occasion of open shooting of musical performances
- Sunday 26th June 2022, on the occasion of Summer Solstice
- 6th to 13th June 2022, 10:00am-12:00am, on the occasion of FuoriSalone del Mobile. Entrance only from Via Brera 28 or Via Fiori Oscuri 4
- Sunday 22nd May 2022
- Sunday 8th May 2022
- Monday 18th April 2022, 2:00pm-5:30pm, only families under reservation for Botanical Treasure Hunt
- Sunday 3rd April 2022
- Sunday 20th March 2022
- 29th October to 1st November 2022 for bank holidays
- 13th to 21st August 2022 for summer break
- 2nd to 4th June 2022 for bank holidays and ongoing works
- Monday 25th April 2022 for the Italian Liberation Day
- Saturday 16th April 2022 for Easter holidays
- Saturday 5th March 2022 for the Milan Carnival
- 6th to 8th January 2022
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.
Notice for visitors related to the COVID-19 health emergency
From 15th June 2022 the use of a face mask is recommended indoors.
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
- 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!
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.