The "Giardino della Rosa" (Rose Garden) in Ronzone
The "Giardino della Rosa" (Rose Garden) is located just beneath the town of Ronzone, in Upper Val di Non. Covering an area of 8500 square metres, this lovely garden hans been inaugurated in Spring 2012
The garden will offer visitors an educational trail, featuring all the species and varieties of roses from all over the world, with over 400 flower varieties, totalling 12,000 rose beds. Thanks to its botanic roses, ancient roses, over 40 varieties of native Alpine roses, along with bulb plants, perennial flowered meadows of a thousand colours, combined with the beauty and scenic location of the garden (set on a beautiful terrace overlooking the entire Upper Val di Non), the "Giardino della Rosa" Rose Garden will be a unique spectacular sight.
Visitors can admire climbing roses along a 400 metre long bower running around the entire perimeter of the "Giardino della Rosa", which is rather regular in shape. But the real heart of the garden will be a huge lawn at its very centre, which will host events, art shows, cultural performances, outdoor conferences and educational projects, etc. The "Giardino della Rosa", in fact, has been designed not just as a static display, but as a venue whose appearance will change with the seasons and the many events held there.
The "Giardino della Rosa" is set to become a tourist attraction, but also a nature and culture workshop. The organic cultivation techniques employed here and the introduction of medicinal plants will enable the future creation of rose-based cosmetic and beauty products sold directly on the spot.
A dream come true, as well as a great opportunity for the entire Val di Non to develop eco-sustainable tourism, the "Giardino della Rose" project is based on the concept of full integration with the surrounding environment, which means, among other things, that the materials used to build the park are all absolutely biodegradable. In order to interact with the environment, its boundary will be marked by a variety of native shrubs and small trees, reproducing a corner of the original primitive rural landscape. Furthermore, the flower beds will all feature, at the centre, a specimen of ancient apple and pear species of Val di Non, as a tribute to the local agricultural tradition.