Dahlias, lotus flowers, and the tropical queen: the stately Victoria cruziana!Guided visit by Culture&Co and ”Flower-Apero” 27th and 28th July (Events)

 

INTERACTIVE GARDEN

To navigate through the interactive garden,
click on the red points, that show the most important
places of interest.

 

ENTRANCE GATES

The entrance of the gardens is situated near the shipping pier called Villa Taranto and along the street connecting Pallanza to Intra. Here you will also find: a free car park, the ticket office, a kiosk selling plants and the bookshop selling postcards, guides, souvenirs and gifts.

     
     

HERBARIUM

Small villa nearby the entrance of the gardens, visit is free.

 
     

ENTRANCE BOULEVARD

Also called „alley of conifers“; The eye follows the long, green, extremely short cutted grass strip, which lies between the path and the bordering flower beds.

 
     

PUTTI FOUNTAIN

Named after the decorating sculptures of lads; the fountain is surrounded in spring of blooming flower beds and in summer of the giant leaves of Colocasia antiquorum.

 
     

DAHLIA GARDEN

Along the contorted path, also called dahlia maze, it’s possible to admire more than 300 varieties of dahlias from the end of June until the end of October.

     

VICTORIA CRUZIANA

This water lily comes originally from the Amazonia, and is reared in the gardens of Villa Taranto in a glasshouse together with other tropical plants. In 1956 the first seeds arrived here from the botanical gardens of Stockholm.

 
     

MAUSOLEUM

The mauloleum chapel was built in 1965 responsively to the last will of the deceased captain Mc Eacharn. It consisted in finding his last resting-place in the gardens of Villa Taranto, created by him and had been becoming purpose in his life.

     

VALLETTA

A valley artificially created in the year 1935 which is spaned by a one-arch stone bridge; here you will also find a rare example of the Davidia involucrata, which is also called “handkerchief tree” or „dove tree“.

     

VILLA

The villa was bought by Captain Neil Mc Eacharn in 1931 thanks to an announcement in the newspaper Times. The architectur style is near the one of the Normandy. Directely before the house there is a fountain in the middle of a wide lawn. The villa is not to visit, because of beeing domicile of the prefecture of the province VCO since 1996.

 
     

TERRACED GARDENS

The view rambles over coloured flower beds, between carpets of grass and sewers, small waterfalls and waterplays, a wounderful scenario of forms and colours. Here is also situated the bronze statue „The Fisher“, masterwork of the Neapolitan artist Vincenzo Gemito.

     

LOTUS

A contorted pond full of majestic lotus flowers (Nelumbium), which petals are gleaming in rosy colour shades.

     

CORNUS FLORIDA RUBRA AND AND DAVIDIA INVOLUCRATA

In the month of April and May, when the branches are covering themselves with myriads of blossoms, these trees are offering an in Europe probably singular spectacle.

     
 
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