Art and nature have been blending since 2001 at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, set in a natural amphitheatre on the eastern outskirts of Merano, with more than 80 garden landscapes from around the world and several unique Experience Stations, including ten Artist Pavillions and a spectacular viewing platform designed by star architect Matteo Thun, in addition to attractions the Botanical Underworld and a „Lovers’ Garden“.
For this gorgeous picture and the innovating spirit that lies behind its conception, Trauttmansdorff was named Italy’s Most Beautiful Garden in 2005 and Europe’s No. 6 Garden in 2006. Its subsequent crowning as International Garden of the Year in 2013 launched this unique complex in the firmament of world’s most beautiful gardens and parks.
“Take time for yourself - The garden as an oasis of wellbeing”
Did you know that besides presenting an epic visual spectacle, gardens are also a special power spot? Ever hugged a tree and felt recharged by its energy? When was it that you last walked barefoot through the waters of a stream? Or felt the leaves of a sage rubbing against your skin? In the upcoming 2022 flowering season, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle will demonstrate what they have to offer when consciously interacting with them. The 2022 theme: “Take time for yourself – the garden as an oasis of wellbeing”, leads to hidden spots where you can either stop and reflect, or engage in some activity. Walking barefoot and conscious breathing brings you closer to Nature, allowing you to experience your body in a different way. Workshops, seminars and guided tours all form part of the programme. Taking time off at the Trauttmansdorff Gardens means dedicating time to yourself.