The Botanical Garden covers about 6 acres and boasts 1500 species of plants from the Mediterranean and sub-tropical areas of Asia, South Africa, America and Australia. Today it is part of the canton of Ticino. Guided tours of the park and the small island are possible, upon request. The botanical garden has a collection of plants from all over the world. Around 1,500 species, most of them from the southern hemisphere, as well as from the Mediterranean and the Far East: the Himalayas, China, Japan.
The Park was laid out in 1885 by Baroness Antoinette de Saint-Léger. This was a lady who loved socialising, and painters, sculptors, musicians and writers were all welcome guests. In 1927 she finally lost all her wealth and sold the islands to a wealthy businessman from Hamburg, Max Emden. It was he who built the palace that is still standing today, the Roman baths, the "Orangerie" and the harbour. Today it is part of the canton of Ticino. Guided tours of the park and the small island are possible, upon request. Worth a visit...
in addition to the rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias that are typical of the island gardens here, and are seen in all their glory in the spring, we can also find various kinds of palm and bamboo, swamp cypress, eucalyptus trees that are hundreds of years old, cistus from the Mediterranean and tree ferns from Oceania.

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Address:
Parco botanico del Canton Ticino
Isole di Brissago
Switzerland
Parking: Open March - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 41 91 791 43 61
Fax: 41 091 791 07 63
Email: decs-isole.brissago@ti.ch
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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