• 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

Bogliaco Golf Club

On the Western hills of Lake Garda, Bogliaco Golf Club is an old English style course with a great view of the Lake.
  • Golf
Bogliaco Golf Club
3.31 km

Vittoriale degli Italiani

Visiting the Vittoriale (Gardone) is like stepping into Gabriele D’Annunzio’s mind, a man moved by great passions and boundless ambitions
  • Lakes
Vittoriale degli Italiani
4.22 km

FELTRINELLI PALACE

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
FELTRINELLI PALACE
4.53 km

MUSEO DELLA GUERRA

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

CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÒ

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

Castles at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
SAN FELICE CASTLE
6.54 km

CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO

  • Art & Culture
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

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

Churches at Valvestino
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA
6.77 km

ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)

Sites of interest at San Felice del Benaco
  • Lakes
ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)
6.95 km

LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO

  • Art & Culture
LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO
7.42 km

Events

Vittoriale Tener-a-mente Festival

Vittoriale degli Italiani
Gardone Riviera (BS)
23/06/2018 - 31/07/2018
  • Art & Culture
Festival del Vittoriale
4.23 km

Centomiglia del Garda

Gargnano (BS)
07/09/2018 - 08/09/2018
  • Active & Green
Centomiglia del Garda
6.77 km

Where to sleep

BELLAGO

BELLAGO
35 mt

APPARTAMENTO IL SOFFIO

APPARTAMENTO IL SOFFIO
189 mt

CERESA PAOLA

CERESA PAOLA
189 mt

LAZZARINI CHIARA

LAZZARINI CHIARA
189 mt

OECUS SUL GARDA

OECUS SUL GARDA
247 mt

LA FOCE

LA FOCE
271 mt

CASA ELISABETTA E SERGIO

CASA ELISABETTA E SERGIO
325 mt

CASA MAURO E SERGIO

CASA MAURO E SERGIO
325 mt

HOTEL ANTICO MONASTERO (VILLAGGIO ALBERGO)

HOTEL ANTICO MONASTERO (VILLAGGIO ALBERGO)
336 mt

TOSCOLANO

TOSCOLANO
398 mt

SOLE

SOLE
443 mt

PROMONTORIO

PROMONTORIO
469 mt

RIVIERA

RIVIERA
482 mt

VILLA DE LA VIE

VILLA DE LA VIE
482 mt

APPARTAMENTO NIDO SUL LAGO

APPARTAMENTO NIDO SUL LAGO
482 mt

AQUINI DOMENICO

AQUINI DOMENICO
519 mt

GARDEN

GARDEN
522 mt

MERIGO FIORENZA

MERIGO FIORENZA
535 mt

GARDENIA

GARDENIA
564 mt

MARTINI ALESSANDRO

MARTINI ALESSANDRO
582 mt