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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.
All reviewsbeautiful gardenwater lilieslake maggiorecouple of hoursclassical musicitalian gardenplants and treespleasant strollferry stoplotus flowersfull blooma great place to spendtwo hoursflower bedscaptain neilsmall cafeformal gardens
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
Captain Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn born in Scotland was the son of Anglo-Australian shipping magnate Sir Malcolm Donald McEacharn. In 1930, on the basis of an advert in the Times, he bought an estate overlooking Lake Maggiore. In it he created a beautiful landscaped botanical...More
I took the ferry from Stresa to Villa Taranto. The ferry stops just across the street - very easy. It opens at 10:00am, and I arrived at that time. I was able to walk through most of the gardens without anyone else except some gardeners...More
Having in mind what I saw, I really wonder why this is not a much more popular botanical garden. Most of them are huge and not so easy to navigate. Here at the ticket office you are given a map of the garden, with a...More
Its long vistas, flower borders and cool tree-lined walks were fabulous in the hot July weather. The gardens are extensive, starting right at the entrance, where there is a nice café for lunch, and continuing through the main section extending back to the villa with...More
These gardens are stunning - whilst staying in Stresa we visited other gardens, but this was the largest and proper botanical garden so is worthy of a full day visit. There is a restaurant at the entrance, but nice places to sit and eat a...More
We decided on the day of our Ruby Anniversary to take the boat across the lake to Villa Taranto as we had been told the gardens were exceptional
We were not disappointed they were very well laid out with a mobile app that gives you...More
We arrived by car, following the signs, and still managed to drive right past the enormous entrance, finding ourselves in a long one-way loop to come around again! The entrance faces the lake, on the RH side of the access road, and is opposite a...More
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
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 ( comprising the treefern valley, Italian garden, herbaceous border, maple boulevard, and the magnolia wood), although attempting more than that may be a struggle for anyone with mobility problems or pushing a wheelchair. We didn't see anything about wheelchair hire I am sorry to say.
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