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Begun about 1850, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff contains about 80 different gardens of local and exotic plants, which are organized by region of origin. You can explore areas populated by coniferous and deciduous trees from the Americas, sun gardens of cultivated plants typical in the Mediterranean, terraced gardens designed in the formal English manner, and huge sections covered by flowering oleanders and ancient olive trees. The site also contains an aviary, a Japanese alluvial forest, rice terraces, and a tea plantation. The gardens not only shelter colorful plants from around the globe, but also offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the popular spa resort town of Merano. Daily guided tours are available, with no pre-booking required. Check online for opening hours and all upcoming special events and activities. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Merano holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff Reviews
We are big plant people and love to visit botanical gardens wherever we go. This quickly jumped to our Top 5! We were not expecting the incredible collections here, or the vast diversity of plants... more »
From 4 Euros for parking in October (car parks empty) to no maps inside the gardens except SOS & nothing offered at the ticket office. As a result, we don't really know how much we saw nor how much..... more »
Absolutely wonderful and worth a visit, a place where you can relax and explore the beauty of nature, we thought that it was an hour or two hours visit but we ended up spending most of the day. The place is well organized with signs of the various garden areas so you won't get lost. There are viewing platforms too, benches to get most of the amazing views, different kind of flowers and trees. There's a restaurant if you get hungry. Parking area is wide. Ticket cost is 14€.
Have to admit Jeab was driving this visit. Honestly, really enjoyed. Property is gorgeous with a wonderful layout to keep interesting. Colors, smells, grapes and fruits all over and the Italian Fountains are always fun.
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