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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Botanic garden on Lake Maggiore. The 16 hectares park houses 20.000 plants of particular botanic value and more than 80.000 blooming bulbous specimens, while over 15.000 border plants cover the numerous flowerbeds.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
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All reviews beautiful garden water lilies lake maggiore couple of hours floral displays pleasant stroll ferry stop italian garden plants and trees a great place to spend captain neil full bloom two hours flower beds formal gardens per adult world class
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply beautiful! Nice views and atmosphere, we really enjoyed it even tho visited out of the season (Feb)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such beautiful plantings like a park in England but with the mediterranean climate to bring everything to its full glory. A gardeners dream!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

His name is Neil McEacharn. At the middle of passed century,this gentleman get married in Italy,bought about 20 hectares surfaces on the north/western part of Lago Maggiore and planted hundreds kinds of tropical trees and flowers. He decided to donate to Italy this marvelous achievement....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Lake Maggiore near Stresa has several fine gardens and this is definitely one of them. We went by public boat from Stresa and found it very satisfactory. You can also use the public boat for Isola Bella and Isola Madre which also are worthwhile. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank professoressadarte
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Love this garden, it's glorious every season of the year. This garden is perfect for a 2-3 hour stroll. It's also lovely do with kids. Because there is a lot to see and the layout is beautifully done, it's not super huge so that you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Gardens are lovely and well maintained. The one to one with the llamas,goats and deer was brilliant. We could have spent the whole day there easily. Nice lunch in the cafe. A not to be missed place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit. The gardens are breathtaking, so well maintained, a true must see location. It is to me a true wonder of northern Italy.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

This famous garden made by Captain Neil McEacharn in the 1930s with no expense spared as his mother was the daughter of Australian mining millionaire, John Boyd Watson. The garden was left to the Italian state, but unlike the Hanbury Garden, it has a substantial...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We had a couple of hours walking around the whole garden. It has a wide selection of trees, shrubs and flowers-an interesting walkway of Dahlias although rather formally held up with posts. The pathways are very well constructed and the views are beautiful too. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yas46
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A real gem to visit the lifetimes work of a Scottish gentleman the gardens are stunning with superb plants, flowers and landscaping. Easily reached by the ferry which is only 2 minutes from the entrance. Paths are a bit steep but if you take your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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fleure_11
28 June 2018|
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Response from Helen C | Reviewed this property |
The Villa information says dogs are allowed on a lead but must keep on the paths 🐾
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Daniela G
2 June 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Limited parking, boat is a good option, we took an electric scooter, it will take some time with a manual wheelchair, some slopes are steep but plenty to see on level.
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Jenny G
15 May 2016|
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Hi Jenny, this garden is vast and a lot of it involves steps and sloping paths ascending and descending well over 50m in hight across two thirds of the garden, there is a wheelchair route around the level section... More
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