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Giardino Botanico Alpinia

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This garden is set on a stepp hillside and although it is wheelchair accessible part of the way it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol F
Horsham, United Kingdom
A treat on the mountainside

Travel by cable car to this botanic garden, the plants are labelled clearly and the views are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kildare, Ireland
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  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“alpine garden”(15 reviews)
“cable car”(45 reviews)
“lake maggiore”(14 reviews)
Non cercare qui visitatore, vegetazioni di lusso, fiori doppi, disposizioni sapienti. Questo è un Giardino di piante Alpine, minuscole, feconde, fermenti di vitalità, come offre natura. Igino Ambrosini Fondatore del Giardino Alpinia, anno 1934
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Viale Mottino 26 | Località Alpino, 28838, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 927173
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All reviewsalpine gardencable carlake maggioreflowers and plantspiped musicinteresting gardenfor saleworth a stopminute walkten minutesfantastic viewsbotanical gardensbelvedereforestpathsmottaronemountainside
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is set on a stepp hillside and although it is wheelchair accessible part of the way it looked like very hard work. There really wasn't much to see although I think it would be much prettier and colourful in spring when the azaleas...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel by cable car to this botanic garden, the plants are labelled clearly and the views are amazing. Probably better early in the summer and in autumn rather than high summer.

Thank BillC437
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The Giardino Botanico Alpinia is reached via the intermediate station on cable car from Stresa, however there is also road access to the gardens which has it's own large car park opposite the entrance. It's approximately a 15 mins walk from the cable car station,...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Funicular railway from Stresa leads to a paradise of plants and flowers, with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I imagine that the prolonged heat has had an adverse effect on the alpine plants, but their condition and colour was nothing as we had remembered. The garden has been considerably expanded and 'improved' since our last visit with new paved walkways running through the...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a small alpine garden found at the mid point on the cable car. Few tourists there in July and was a refreshing change from the crowded areas. About ten minutes walk from the cable car, entry four euro. As stated this is an...More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Its only €4 and 10 mins walk from the cable car, so worth doing - spectacular views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Flowers a bit sparse as it was late July and had been very hot. Nice to look up at the forest...More

1  Thank gerbilsontour
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This garden is accessible from the 1st stage of the cable car going up Monte Mottarone. Depending on the time of day you might want to stop off to view it after your visit to the summit, but that is entirely optional. In the morning...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

A ten minute walk from the cable car change-over station you'll find the Alpine garden. As others have suggested, I suspect that the time of year of the visit will have a marked impact on the quality and impact of the flowering plants. We visited...More

Thank steve0b
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Nothing special but as it was only €4 we were not too disappointed. It may look better at other times in the year.

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