How to reach
The garden is located in the town center of Gardone Riviera.
Road Signs to the garden are on every access road to Gardone Riviera.
A large parking for cars and buses is available right next to the garden.
The nearest train stations are DESENZANO and BRESCIA.
Both are located on the Milan-Venice train line, excellently served by Trenitalia. From BRESCIA there is a regular bus service to GARDONE RIVIERA.
SIA-SAIA buses depart from BRESCIA every 30 minutes on weekdays.
Every hour on weekends and holidays.
The nearest airports are:
Montichiari-Brescia, Verona-Villafranca and Bergamo-Orio Al Serio.
Milano Linate is also relatively close.
In Gardone Riviera, in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda, is this amazing garden, which can be regarded as a real ecological complex, unequalled by any other parks or botanical gardens. Indeed, within the approximately 10,000 square metres, you can find botanical species from every part of the world, from the Himalaya Alps, Mato Grosso and New Zealand, from Japan, Australia, Canada and Africa. An exceptional collection, which is made even more extraordinary by the fact that each species is immersed in its natural environment, which has been carefully recreated despite the many difficulties. The desire to achieve naturalness and the love for landscapes and nature are the unifying force of a garden in which different environments mix, including streams, waterfalls, ponds with koi carps, trout and the reflected image of dragonflies moving above the surface, dolomitic stone hills, cactuses and ivy-covered towers.
This amazing variety harmoniously blends with the manmade items created in the garden. Contemporary sculptures and surprising scenografic effects enrich it and offer visitors the opportunity to experience an unusual tour through a world that combines international aspects of nature and art. We have sculptures by artists such as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Mimmo Paladino, Erwin Novak, Susanne Schmoegner, Rudolgh Hirt, standing pleasantly alongside Indian and Moroccan sculptures.
André Heller, an Austrian artist and poet, has been attending to this paradise since 1989. His predecessor was Dr. Arthuro Hruska, physician and dentist of the tsars, the Savoia family and other important historical personalities: he purchased the land around 1901, where his garden was created between 1912 and 1914.