Did you know that roses smell like lilac, apple, raspberry and even myrrh and clove? Yes, roses boast an incredible range of fragrances. At the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano/Meran you can see and experience all of these and many more fragrances in 80 different garden landscapes over a total of twelve hectares.
In addition to the roses, thousands of hyacinths give off their sweet smell in the spring. The lemon and orange trees are in bloom, and everything comes to life. This continues in summer, when the spherical lavender bushes below the castle provide Mediterranean flair. Summertime in the Sense Garden smells intensively of chocolate and vanilla-scented flowers and the silvery herbs (Lobularie) smell wonderfully of honey.
Another thing that many do not know: the flowers in the garden area may be touched. With many plants, their fragrance spreads only by a rubbing of the leaves. So do not be shy, go for the green!
Autumn also has a lot to offer for the nose: the sweet-scented osmanthus blooms here, and the autumn camellias bloom under exotic hemp palms. By the way, almost all of the paths in the gardens are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, and there are always highlights along the way. One of these is the blossoming clay walls – unique in the world with their original planting on almost vertical flowerbeds.
Seeing, experiencing and exploring everything in one day is almost impossible at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Do not miss these 7 things: