The botanical gardens
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located on the eastern outskirts of Merano/Meran, boast more than 80 garden landscapes from around the world. The Gardens received the coveted International Garden of the Year Award at the Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto in 2013.
Set in a natural amphitheater around a central lily pond, the garden landscapes from around the world add spectacular color to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Viewing platforms with interactive stations and artist’s pavilions serve as lookout points, with the Forbidden Garden (Verbotener Garten) and Botanical Underworld (Botanische Unterwelt) features ideally suited to families with children.
Take time for yourself – the garden as an oasis of wellbeing
The engaging, ten-station path leads through the entire Gardens enabling visitors to get even closer to nature. Hugging a tree, walking barefoot, coming into close proximity with the surrounding environment ... this regenerating experience in nature produces genuine health benefits. Workshops, seminars and guided tours all form part of the programme.