Say it with…herbs!

How to identify wild flowers and herbs and use them in everyday life

Dots of bright yellow Taraxacum, commonly known as Dandelion, patches of basil-scented Parietaria Officinalis, carpets of white Alium Ursinum, or wild garlic, and delicate stalks of Acetosella: to an untrained eye these plants might appear like common weeds, but many alpine wild flowers and herbs possess remedial properties and can be used in everyday cooking and homemade cosmetic products.  

If you wish to find out more about wild flowers and herbs, come to Trentino this spring and take part in one of the outdoor workshops run by botanists and local guides.

Discover how the woods turn into edible gardens and learn the ancient art of foraging, from identifying plants by their smell, look and colour to observing their beneficial properties. Gain useful knowledge about how to create your own herbarium and how to incorporate the use of these special plants into everyday activities, like adding a flavourful and healthy flourish to your dishes or making your own natural herbal tea.

Browse through our guide and pick some useful tips on how to turn your next holiday in Trentino into a memorable and instructive experience.

Get your hands dirty

In Val di Gresta, visit the largest organic garden of Italy. As you walk through cultivations of officinal plants, guided by knowledgeable herbalists, you will learn plants’ names and unique characteristics and discover their amazing properties with interactive workshops.

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Foraging, from wild to fork

Wake up feeling inspired at Chalet Alpenrose and spend the day outdoor exploring the regenerating woods. Guided by experts, who for generations have made sure knowledge was passed on, discover nature’s edible gifts, traditional recipes as well as new ones.

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In full blooming

Whether you choose the vast pastures of Val Lomasona or the unique biodiversity of Monte Baldo, you will discover, together with expert botanists, nature’s best-kept secrets, capturing not only the natural beauty, but also useful applications through cooking classes and cosmetic workshops.

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