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“Interesting but lacking in attention”

Giardino Botanico Alpino Paradisia
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Cogne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Paradisia Alpine Garden, created in July 1955, is located 1,700 metres above sea-level in Valnontey, Cogne; its name derives from Paradisia liliastrum, a mountain lily with delicate white flowers. The garden contains about 1,000 different species of plants and flowers from the Alps and the Apennines, as well as some examples of vegetation from other mountain ranges around the world (Europe, Asia, America). Visitors have the opportunity to come into close contact with nature by observing and analysing the plants which can be found during an excursion in the Gran Paradiso mountains. They can learn their names, compare them with other similar species, learn how to recognise them and, most important of all, learn to respect the alpine flora and to protect it. Various itineraries and theme routes allow the visitor to explore Paradisia Botanical Garden in detail and to discover the characteristic and distinguishing features of different species. Moreover, several mountain environments such as moist areas, moraines and calcareous debris have been reproduced.
Alton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Interesting but lacking in attention”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This was a pleasant aside to our trip to the mountains but some of the beds lacked attention. Worth a visit if you have the time - quite sweet with nice views but not that special.

Visited August 2014
Thank Kris B
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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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215 reviews
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“Best Alpine garden”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had a fantastic guided tour visiting this fabulous garden with over 1000 varieties of plants, trees and flowers. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't miss this - take a detour”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

The person who had the vision to set this out deserves a medal. It is beautiful, calm and a feast for all the senses. I loved how informative the herb beds are and how the planting scheme ranges around the site. The information guides gave just the right amount of details and didn't impede the enjoyment - sitting in the shade beside a mountain stream with the perfume of the Philadelphus was a deep pleasure.

Visited July 2013
Thank GallopingGranny27
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