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Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

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Grandi Giardini Italiani ROSE®

The Grandi Giardini Italiani Rose® is intended to be a souvenir, an olfactory reminder of a day spent in one of the network's gardens. It is the fruit of lengthy research by the Barni family, and will be planted in the most beautiful Italian gardens open to the public. It will stand out from the others for its elegance, red-hot petals and intense perfume.

The new hybrid will be planted in the network's most important rose gardens adhering to the itinerary, In the name of the Rose, which was created by Grandi Giardini Italiani more than 15 years ago to reveal important collections of old and modern roses from April to June, when they are in full flower.

A shrub rose with large flowers, erect growth, dense, dark green foliage, particularly disease resistant. The flowers are borne on single, long stems, with conspicuous buds which gradually open into large, double corollas.


It belongs to the family of hybrid Tea roses and the colour gradually veers from a velvety red when in bud to crimson when fully open. The scent is remarkably intense, typical of Damascene roses, with the addition of fruity notes.


The variety has a great capacity to flower repeatedly until late autumn and can reach a height of 70/90 cm.

The Grandi Giardini Italiani Rose® and the other important rose collections can be admired in the following gardens of the Network:

ITALY
Liguria
Giardini di Villa della Pergola (Alassio, SV)

Lombardia
Villa Pizzo (Cernobbio, CO)
Villa Carlotta (Tremezzina, CO)
Parco Botanico della Fondazione Minoprio (Vertemate, CO)
Isola del Garda (San Felice del Benaco, BS)
Botanico A. Heller (Gardone Riviera, BS)
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (Gardone Riviera, BS)
Villa Arconati-FAR (Bollate, MI)
Orto Botanico di Brera dell'Università degli Studi di Milano (Milano)
Roseto della Pace (Induno Olona, VA)

Trentino Alto Adige
Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (Merano, BZ)
Giardino della Rosa (Ronzone, TN)
Parco delle Terme di Levico (Levico Terme, TN)

Friuli Venezia Giulia
Castello delle Rose di Cordovado (Cordovado, PN)

Veneto
Castello di San Pelagio (Due Carrare, PD)
Orto Botanico di Padova (Padova, PD)

Emilia Romagna
Castello di Grazzano Visconti (Grazzano Visconti, PC)
Villa La Babina (Sasso Morelli, BO)
Giardino di Palazzo di Varignana
Villa Puglie (Valsamoggia, BO)
Palazzo Fantini (Tredozio, FC)

Toscana
Giardino Bardini (Firenze)
Villa Reale di Marla (Marlia, LU)

Marche
Villa Caprile (Pesaro)

Lazio
Roseto Vacunae Rosae (Roccantica, RI)
Giardino di Palazzo Colonna sul Colle del Quirinale (Roma)
Villa d'Este a Tivoli (Tivoli, Roma)
Giardini d'Orazio - Castello di Mandela (Mandela, RM)
Giardini Botanici di Stigliano (Canale Monterano, Roma)
Palazzo Patrizi (Bracciano, Roma)
Centro Botanico Moutan (Vitorchiano, VT)

Campania
Reggia di Caserta (Caserta)

Sicilia
Le Stanze in Fiore di Canalicchio (Catania)
Fondazione Casa Cuseni (Taormina, ME)

FOREIGN
Palazzo Parisio (Naxxar, Malta)
Isole di Brissago (Isole di Brissago, Svizzera)

The Barni family

The Barni family emerged as traditional nurserymen in the nineteenth century when, in 1882, Vittorio Tommaso Barni began to sell vegetables, grapevines and maples used as poles in vineyards. From 1935 sanctions against Italy banned the importation of plants from Belgium and France, traditional producers. Thus Pietro and his son Vittorio started to cultivate roses which gradually became their main production, so much so that the name of the firm became ROSE BARNI.
Towards the end of the 1960s, the Barni family began to conduct their own research, developing an increasingly efficient and refined hybridisation programme.
Now the whole family continues the tradition, introducing innovative techniques and a high degree of specialisation.
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