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Global Library of Trees and Flowers - FAO Park

Welcome to the Global Library of Trees and Flowers – FAO Park 

Nestled in Rome’s Villa Doria Pamphilj park, an exciting and innovative initiative is coming to life: the Global Library of Trees and Flowers – FAO Park. This collaborative effort between FAO, Roma Capitale, and the support of Sovraintendenza, Coldiretti/Assofloro, Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio, and OSA is dedicated to cultivating sustainable practices and fostering global unity.

Sprawling over 2.5 hectares, the park is flourishing with over a hundred newly planted trees and plants, representing diverse regions around the world. This project highlights the importance of collaboration in addressing global challenges, highlighting that together we can make a difference.


Discover the FAO Park web app

Whether you are in Rome or abroad, let Nature be your teacher and go on a journey to learn about the vital role forests play for people and the planet with the FAO Park web app.

Explore the diversity of the world's forests and the species of trees that have been planted in the park. During your experience, discover simple actions you can take to help create a more sustainable future, and find out more about other educational resources.

Together, we can learn from nature and plant the seeds for a sustainable future.

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Inauguration of the FAO Park educational itinerary on 24 April

On April 24, a special ceremony launched the Global Library of Trees and Flowers – FAO Park initiative’s second phase, by allowing visitors to follow an educational itinerary through the FAO Park web app. The event included a special tree planting activity and saw the participation of FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Rome, and Sabrina Alfonsi, Councillor for Agriculture, Environment and Waste Cycle of the Municipality of Rome. 

As part of the event, students representing different schools in the Rome area joined the event with their teachers while FAO forestry experts were on hand to provide guidance and information to the students as they started using the new web app.


Rome's Villa Doria Pamphilj Park is a sprawling urban oasis covering 184 hectares. It is the largest park in the city and is home to one of the best-preserved Roman villas in the city, the Villa Doria Pamphilj. On these grounds, history, art, and sustainability are intertwined. Throughout the centuries, it has retained its seventeenth-century allure and the distinctive elements of the 1700s and 1800s, offering a timeless journey through the ages.

Explore the 7 geographical areas, from Africa, Asia and Europe, to Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East, North America and the Pacific, home to a wide variety of tree and plant species.

Plan your visit to the park. It be easily reached from Via Leone XIII, Largo Martin Luther King. It is accessible by car and with the 180F, 31, 791, 982 and H bus lines.


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In Europe, the significance of forests and trees extends beyond their beauty. They contribute significantly to the ecological and cultural fabric of the region urban areas. In fact, urban green spaces serve as the lungs and beating heart of cities.   

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

Within the ancient landscapes of the Near East, olive groves and the orange trees of the Mediterranean coexist with the arid beauty of the deserts. Here, trees play a crucial role in empowering local communities. Beyond providing goods that contribute to enhancing rural income; they also help maintain healthy and thriving environments. 

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

From the towering acacias of the Serengeti to the lush rainforests of the Congo Basin, trees, forests, and diverse plants in Africa play an important role in sustaining life, creating a deep connection between the land and its diverse communities. 

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

Across diverse landscapes from the towering bamboo forests of Southeast Asia to the coniferous woodlands of the Himalayas, there's a wealth of knowledge waiting among the trees, forests, and diverse flora. Discover the vital importance of biodiversity, where each plant  uniquely contributes to maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystem. 

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

North America is home to a wide variety of ecosystems, including boreal, temperate, and tropical regions. The region is well-known for its expansive forests that play a crucial role in the global ecosystem. Canada, in particular, is home to over 10% of the world's forests, while in the United States forests cover about 6% of the country's total land area, offering flourishing habitats for wildlife and precious natural resources. 

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

In Latin America and the Caribbean forests are a treasure trove, not just for their beauty but also for their medicinal wonders. We must recognize the key role trees and forests play in preserving the balance of nature and in improving our well-being.   

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

The Pacific region is home to natural forests that spanover 186 million hectares, and planted forests that cover slightly more than four million hectares. The region is also known for its incredible diversity, from the lush forests in New Zealand to the serene palm trees of Fiji. 

Discover more about the trees and plants in the region

Inauguration of the FAO Park educational itinerary

On the grounds of Rome’s Villa Doria Pamphilj, the Global Library of Trees and Flowers – FAO Park is coming alive. Various species of trees and plants...

FAO and the City of Rome’s Global Library of Trees and Flowers raises awareness about biodiversity and sustainability

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri attend the tree planting ceremony and Inauguration of the educational path at the...

FAO Park's Global Library of Trees and Flowers

More than 90 trees and plant species representing all regions of the world will be planted in a designated area of Villa Doria Pamphilj Park.