Discovering plant species from alpine to South African flora
A garden where you can learn about plants, their forms, uses and origins in a well-tended, welcoming area covering more than 2,000 square meters. Turin’s Botanical Gardens, in the Parco del Valentino, is the perfect place to take a walk in the central avenue with its monumental trees, as well as the flowerbeds bursting with a variety of plant species and medicinal and dyeing plants. If you love the natural environment in the mountains the Alpineto is a must. It is immersed in siliceous and limestone rocks providing a natural habitat for alpine flora. From the high-mountain environment, you can move on to the four greenhouses. One has the quartz fields environment in South Africa, and the second is ideal for succulent plants with about 350 species belonging to approximately 20 different families, including Cactaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Crassulaceae, Aizoacee, Agavacee. The third is the tropical greenhouse, where you can admire various Orchidaceae and lastly there’s one dedicated to propagation, with a collection of cold greenhouse orchids. In the back of the Gardens, there is the Boschetto with different paths to follow, such as that of the indigenous woodland of the Po Valley and a pond with numerous aquatic and marsh species.