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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Amazing Garden.

Love this garden, it's glorious every season of the year. This garden is perfect for a 2-3 hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
A must see place.

Gardens are lovely and well maintained. The one to one with the llamas,goats and deer was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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
Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sergiosmith01
Reviewed 7 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
Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 555rosiel
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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27 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
1 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
14 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