With just over four acres, presents, however, very diverse areas, dominated by the elegant shape of the Andresen House, whose name evokes important figures of the twentieth century Portuguese literature: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Ruben A.
The romantic garden - it keeps the layout designed in the late nineteenth century - involves the house, extending from the lush forests to the high hedges of camellias that hide inside three delicate gardens, which highlights the beautiful Schist Garden with its aquatic plants, design by Franz Koepp.
It is also one of the connecting units of Oporto University to the community and an historical space of the Faculty of Sciences, which ensures its management. At the present day it also assumes importance now for its botanical role, having a significant number of important species for its rarity and size, including exotic species. It is also representative of the Oporto recreational farms from the nineteenth century and is also a literary space.
The vocation of the Oporto Botanical Garden is also supporting the scientific work and the dissemination of knowledge and environmental awareness, and can be visited freely or guided.
It is open on weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00 and weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. The admission is free.