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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Beautiful, but rather public park like, garden

We visited this wonderful garden on a sunny afternoon in October. The flowering shrubs were all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth O
Perigueux, France
Large tranquil gardens

The gardens are a beautiful place to visit. The garden is situated on a small hill with a well laid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosie L
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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: 2-3 hours
Via Vittorio Veneto 111, 28922, Verbania, Italy
+39 0323 556667
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

4  Thank CambridgeKev
Reviewed August 25, 2018

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

1  Thank millcreekmama55
Reviewed August 11, 2018

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

1  Thank thomasbg
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful garden - we spent a lovely relaxed morning walking around these gardens. Absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit

Thank Hilary R
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June 27, 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
June 1, 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
May 14, 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