Other gardens in the Aosta Valley

There are another three Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley:

  • Chanousia Alpine Botanic Garden is the oldest of the three gardens. It was established in 1897 and is located in the vicinity of the Little St Bernard Pass, in French territory, at 2170 metres above sea level.
  • Paradisia Alpine Botanic Garden is located within the Gran Paradiso National Park, in the Cogne valley (one of the most interesting areas in the Aosta Valley in terms of plant life). Established in 1955, the garden is situated at 1700 metres above sea level, and is undoubtedly the most important of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and the one that has achieved the most acclaim for its scientific research. Its name derives from Paradisea liliastrum, the mountain lily.
  • Castel Savoia Alpine Botanic Garden was opened in 1990. It is found in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, at 1350 metres above sea level, within the grounds of Savoy Castle, which was created by Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1898. The garden places great importance on aesthetic appearance, favouring collections of ornamental plants with luxuriant, showy flowers.

The four Alpine gardens in the Aosta Valley are run in different ways, yet are linked and coordinated by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley.

 

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