Giardino Botanico Alpinia

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Giardino Botanico Alpinia

The Giardino Botanico Alpinia (4 hectares) is a botanical garden specializing in alpine plants, located at 800 m altitude above Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy. It can be reached via the Lido di Carciano - Alpino - Mottarone cable car, and is open daily in the warmer months.

The garden was established in 1934 with the name Duxia. Today it contains about 1,000 species, focusing mainly on the Alps and foothills, with additional specimens from the Caucasus, China, and Japan. Its collections include:

  • Artemisia (A. atrata, A. borealis, A. campestris, A. chamaemelifolia, A. genipi, A. Umbelliformis, A. vallesiaca)
  • Campanula (C. bononiensis, C. excisa, C. glomerata, C. spicata, C. thyrsoides)
  • Centaurea (C. bracteata, C. cyanus, C. Montana, C. phrygia, C. scabiosa, C. triumfetti),
  • Dianthus (D. alpinus, D. carthusianorum, D. seguieri, D. sylvestris)
  • Geranium (G. argenteum, G. macrorrhizum, G. phaeum, G. pratense, G. sanguineum, G. sylvaticum)
  • Silene (S. alpestris, S. dioica, S. rupestris, S. saxifraga, S. vallesia).

Additional species are displayed on nearby walks. The garden's nature walk displays

The trail from Stresa to the Mottarone passes by:

See also[edit]


  • Giardino Botanico Alpinia
  • Touring Club Italiano, L'Italia dei giardini, Touring Editore, 2005, pages 18–19. ISBN 88-365-3342-6.

Coordinates: 45°53′00″N 8°31′00″E / 45.8833°N 8.5167°E / 45.8833; 8.5167