Curator of the botanical Garden of the University of Palermo
Manlio Speciale PhD is a botanist, agronomist, and violinist. He has been the Curator of the Botanical Garden of the University of Palermo since 2006, and a consultant for many public and private historic gardens throughout Sicily. He is also the author of various scientific articles, as well as popular science books and the protagonist in educational television broadcasts for the national public broadcasting company of Italy (RAI). His books include: Pomelia felicissima. Storia, botanica e coltivazione della plumeria a Palermo (Ed. Kalòs”, 2005); Alberi di Palermo (University Press, 2020); Andare per Orti Botanici (Ed. Il Mulino, 2021).