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Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff/I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff/The Gardens of Trauttman
Italy - Meran/Merano
Institution Code: TRAU
International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y
About the Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff/I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff/The Gardens of Trauttman
In the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, plants from all over the world are gathered together and typical landscapes of South Tyrol are presented. Paths meander uphill through water and terraced gardens, leading to the Sensual Garden or the Japanese Garden, to the cacti and succulents mound or to cultivated plants of the south, like the olive tree and the grapevine.
A hundred and fifty years ago, the first exotic plants were brought to Merano and planted here and there in the extensive parks of the resort. In the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, however, the plants are arranged according to their country of origin, taking into account the relationships between natural vegetation, climate, locality and human influence. Hence, natural habitats such as the Japanese alluvial forest are found alongside rice terraces and tea plantations. The climatic conditions in Merano have proven particularly favourable; it has the mildest winters in the German-speaking part of Europe. Therefore, many things can be realised here which would be impossible north of the Alps.