Ponte de Lima hosts the “Ponte de Lima International Garden Festival” until 31 October, an event of national and international renown that has already become a must for thousands of tourists visiting northern Portugal.
The Festival can be visited daily, from 10am to 6pm, except on Mondays when it opens at 1pm. Visitors can see twelve different, ephemeral gardens, together in the same space and created by artists who only have to submit their project to the organisation and receive approval to exhibit their work.
The event has become an asset for tourism in the region and has played an international role in developing the industry.
In March 2013, in Toronto, the “Ponte de Lima International Garden Festival” received the “Garden Tourism Awards” prize, part of the international “2013 North American Garden Tourism Conference”. The judges considered gardens from all around the world.