In 1880 the garden hosted the First National Horticulture Expo: to celebrate the happening a big greenhouse was built, a wonderful building made of iron and glass, one of the first buildings of this kind. the architect Giacomo Roster planned this greenhouse, and today is best known as “tepidarium of Roster”.
In the last years a weird decoration was added to this garden: a big snake that is dragging on the steps of a stair, all made with pieces of stones, with his large mouth opened and showing his long sharp teeth… it’s quite odd and pretty ugly, seems an ungraceful version of Gaudì’s Salamander in Parc Guell!
The Garden of horticulture is a nice place for spending an afternoon in the sun, having a nap under a tree, taking a walk along the paths and playing a soccer match with friends (yes, we’re in Italy, every place is good to kick a ball!).
I’ve been there last Saturday with my friend Daniela and we shoot some pictures…
the Loggetta Bondi and some guys playing soccer
the head of the ugly snake