• Active & Green

Toscolano Maderno Botanical garden

Born as a garden for the study and cultivation of plants of medicinal interest, it now hosts more than 600 plant species

Where
Lake Garda

The Gardens, which cover an area of about 10000 square metres, are located in Toscolano Maderno, on the banks of Lake Garda, near the town of Salò.

Formerly known as the Experimental Agricultural Station of Mimosa, the Botanical Gardens were founded in 1964 and curated by Professor Emilio Ghirardi for the study of medicinal plants from different parts of the world, which he often collected himself.

In 1991 his heirs donated the gardens to the University of Milan. Originally destined for the cultivation of medicinal plants for industrial uses, today the gardens also collect certain medicinal species used in research and teaching.

In fact, herbs are grown for research in the pharmaceutical and phytochemical fields (Eschscholzia, Nigella, Scutellaria) and other plants for scientific research (Nicotiana, rice, transgenic plants, etc.).

The facility includes a hectare of cultivated land, a small service building and three greenhouses. The gardens are only open to visitors by appointment.

Take me here: Toscolano Maderno Botanical garden

Places

BOTANICAL GARDEN A. HELLER

Sites of interest at Gardone Riviera
  • Active & Green
BOTANICAL GARDEN A. HELLER
1.4 km

ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL

Churches at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL
2.72 km

THE “NONII ARRII“ ROMAN VILLA

Archaeological sites at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
THE “NONII ARRII“ ROMAN VILLA
2.72 km

THE PAPER MILL VALLEY

Sites of interest at Toscolano Maderno
  • Parks
THE PAPER MILL VALLEY
2.72 km

THE PAPER MUSEUM

Museums at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
THE PAPER MUSEUM
2.72 km

Golf Bogliaco

Golf Bogliaco is the third-oldest golf course in Italy with a splendid view of lake Garda, open all year round.
  • Golf
Golf Bogliaco, Toscolano Maderno (BS)
3.31 km

Vittoriale degli Italiani

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  • Art & Culture
Vittoriale degli Italiani
4.22 km

FELTRINELLI PALACE

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
FELTRINELLI PALACE
4.53 km

Gardone Riviera

Gardone Riviera is an elegant spot on Lake Garda where you can enjoy the beauty of villas and gardens
  • Villages
Gardone Riviera
4.87 km

CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÒ

Churches at Gardone Riviera
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÒ
4.87 km

MUSEO DELLA GUERRA

Museums at Gardone Riviera
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO DELLA GUERRA
4.87 km

VILLA ALBA

Dwellings at Gardone Riviera
  • Art & Culture
VILLA ALBA
4.89 km

PALAZZO BETTONI

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
PALAZZO BETTONI
5.04 km

PALAZZO TERZI-MARTINENGO

Dwellings at Salò
  • Art & Culture
PALAZZO TERZI-MARTINENGO
6.16 km

SAN FELICE CASTLE

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  • Art & Culture
SAN FELICE CASTLE
6.54 km

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

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CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA
6.77 km

CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO

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CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO
6.77 km

OLD TOWN HALL

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
OLD TOWN HALL
6.77 km

HERMITAGE OF SAN VALENTINO

Churches at Gargnano
  • Religious Tourism
HERMITAGE OF SAN VALENTINO
6.77 km

ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)

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ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)
6.95 km

Where to sleep

GARDA HOLIDAYS LIVER

Toscolano-Maderno
GARDA HOLIDAYS LIVER
247 mt

LA FOCE

Toscolano-Maderno
LA FOCE
271 mt

COLORS (MEUBLE')

Toscolano-Maderno
COLORS (MEUBLE')
443 mt

VILLA DE LA VIE

Toscolano-Maderno
VILLA DE LA VIE
482 mt

RIVIERA

Toscolano-Maderno
RIVIERA
482 mt

GARDEN

Toscolano-Maderno
GARDEN
522 mt

GARDENIA

Toscolano-Maderno
GARDENIA
564 mt

MADERNO

Toscolano-Maderno
MADERNO
571 mt

LORENA

Toscolano-Maderno
LORENA
596 mt

CORTE FASANELLA 54

Toscolano-Maderno
CORTE FASANELLA 54
637 mt

OLIVI

Toscolano-Maderno
OLIVI
662 mt

CASA MATELDA

Toscolano-Maderno
CASA MATELDA
673 mt

IL NIDO DEI GUFI

Toscolano-Maderno
IL NIDO DEI GUFI
775 mt

CHIARO DI LUNA

Toscolano-Maderno
CHIARO DI LUNA
784 mt

APPARTAMENTO MARZEMINO

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO MARZEMINO
793 mt

APPARTAMENTO GROPPELLO

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO GROPPELLO
793 mt

APPARTAMENTO VALPOLICELLA

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO VALPOLICELLA
793 mt

APPARTAMENTO LUGANA

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO LUGANA
793 mt

APPARTAMENTO VALTENESI

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO VALTENESI
793 mt

APPARTAMENTO AMARONE

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO AMARONE
793 mt