S.S. Ortana, 46
Loc. Il Pallone
01030 Vitorchiano (VT)
Tel. +39 0761 300490
Fax. +39 0761 300491
Write to the garden
From April 3rd to May 31st: every day from 9.30am to 6.00pm
Full price: € 3,00
Concessions: € 2,00
Free for kids under 6 years old
Entering on the Confidati family is an unforgettable experience, which has the taste and color of Tuscia, a land of historic gardens and medieval villages still intact.
In spring the sweet hills of the Centro Moutan are covered with thousands of colorful and fragrant peonies. This is undoubtedly the best period for a visit to the collection that boasts among other things: tree peonies of the Suffruticosa group, whose flowering can be admired throughout the month of April; Rocky peonies, Rockii species, which can be admired in the first two weeks of May and also for the whole month peeping herbaceous peonies, the last ones to bloom.
Impossible to resist the charm of this place and I challenge you not to buy a peony plant to be planted strictly in autumn or a product of the cosmetic line Pèonyspa, whose precious phytoextract, with extraordinary antioxidant efficacy, comes from the roots of the peonies of the Moutan Botanical Center.
To prolong the pleasure of the visit I recommend a stop at the Color Café, a garden restaurant with a country atmosphere, simple and cared for.
How to reach
From the A1, exit Orte, and take SS Orte-Viterbo, toward Viterbo, up to the exit Vitorchiano. Then follow the indications to the centre. The Moutan Centre is at 500 meters.
On the train
From the Roma Nord Rail Station take the Rome - Viterbo line up to Vitorchiano stop. The Centre is at few steps on foot from the rail station.
On the bus
From Viterbo or Orte, the Cotral Line ensures connections to the Moutan Centre. Get off at Località Pallone bus stop and continue for a few steps on foot.
The Moutan Botanical Center is a garden, which boasts of the richest and most complete collection of Chinese Peonies in the world.
Born from a deep, twenty-year passion for this flower, it is truly a corner of China in the heart of the Latium countryside which brings together in a single place more than 150,000 plants that can be traced back to 600 different varieties belonging to nearly all the botanical species known and the larger part of the natural cultivated hybrids.
Shrubby and herbaceous, they have found their ideal habitat and live together today in a spacious fifteen hectares which, during flowering, give an incomparable spectacle for charm and beauty.
When visiting the Center in Spring, it is possible to follow paths conceived for the best enjoyment of the colors, and visual effects which the different perspectives can generate on the basis of the characteristics and flowering period of the individual species there.
In addition, drawing close to the knowledge of these extraordinary plants whose flowers remain absolutely the most beautiful and desirable in the world, it is possible to approach the immense cultural patrimony growing out of the studies carried out over the centuries by the Chinese people.
Working to promote the knowledge, spread and protection of peonies everywhere, the Moutan Botanical Center has made it possible for Western civilization to accede in a short time to the millenia-long history, hard work and difficult cultivation and botanical experiments of the Far East.
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