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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Truly a sight to see

This is one of my favorite places to visit. The gardens are breathtaking, so well maintained, a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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Spectacular garden

This famous garden made by Captain Neil McEacharn in the 1930s with no expense spared as his mother... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen J
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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“water lilies”(17 reviews)
“couple of hours”(19 reviews)
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: 2-3 hours
Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We did not know about this garden, found out from the Tourist Bureau at the Ferry. The ferry ride is about 45 min and inexpensive. You get to see the three islands and can take lots of pictures on the way. This botanical garden was...More

7  Thank sandybeachsareus
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you like gardens this one is really very nice, there are 12 point of interest along a predefined rout with map and signs to help you navigate through this large and impressive garden. But beware of the small restaurant in the entrance! My wife...More

3  Thank AlonGaneyTikvaIsrael
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All reviews water lilies beautiful garden couple of hours lake maggiore classical music floral displays italian garden plants and trees pleasant stroll ferry stop lotus flowers a great place to spend full bloom two hours flower beds captain neil small cafe
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Yas46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful garden on a sunny afternoon in October. The flowering shrubs were all over but there was plenty of colour from the bedding plants and the dahlias. It is all set out beautifully with many unusual and common shrubs and trees, formal...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The gardens are a beautiful place to visit. The garden is situated on a small hill with a well laid out path guiding you through its many features. Being on a hill there are many great views of the lake and Verbania. The garden is...More

Thank Rosie L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The garden is wonderful as always. The collection of Dahlias is amazing and I come back as often as I can. A marvellous way to spend a relaxed afternoon walking among magnificent trees and beautifully arranged flowers. The restaurant however is expensive and the food...More

Thank blauemadeleine
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

From the moment you arrive at the free parking, to the modest charge to enter these gardens, you are beguiled by the size and atmosphere of these gardens. There is no access to the house. The path takes you through a dahlia garden with dahlias...More

Thank Lawnturtle
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning strolling through the gardens viewing a vast variety of flowers, landscaped lawns pheasants, water lilies.

Thank Mary Victoria R
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Almost speechless.I am a horticulturist and garden designer,this garden is amazing and beautiful and not to be missed.10 euros entry,has a restaurant,has an area half way round where you can eat a sandwich. It is immaculately kept,the planting is fantastic.Lovely

1  Thank fleure_11
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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 🐾
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.
Jenny G
15 May 2016|
Response from n1ckyn00k |
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