General Program


The congress includes lectures, oral presentations and workshops relevant to the work of the botanic gardens of the Caribbean and Central America region. During the gathering, there will be a visit to the historical garden ´Quinta de los Molinos´ in Old Havana and to the Cienfuegos Botanic Garden, a centennial institution formerly known as ´Soledad´ Experimental Station of Harvard University.


Monday, April 2

08:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome
10:00 Session 1
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Guided tour to the National Botanic Garden
20:00 Welcome dinner

Tuesday, April 3

09:00 Session 2
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Trip to ‘Quinta de los Molinos’ botanic garden & Old Havana guided tour

Wednesday, April 4

07:00 Trip to Cienfuegos Botanic Garden
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Field trip to Protected Natural Landscape ´Topes de Collantes´
20:00 Return to Havana

Thursday, April 5

09:00 Session 3
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 4
16:00 Closing remarks
20:00 Farewell dinner & Music Concert

Friday, April 5 -

Post-congress courses & field trip