Gardone Sotto e Gardone sopra are connected by a place of magic and sensuality: The Botanical Garden. A botanical collection of continental stature, where Africa, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia are interwoven.
Edelweiss among orchid meadows, meter tall ferns next to splendid pomegranates. Creeks and falls, ponds with koi carps, trouts and reflections of flying dragonflies, stone hills next to cacti and ivy towers. Indian and Moroccan sculptures in harmony with art works from Roy Lichtenstein, Susanne Schmoegner and Keith Haring.
I am among this paradise, that never stops amazing me and filling me with joy, since 1988. The dentist to the last Tsar, Dr. Arturo Hruska, funded this fortune, which also hosts a venetian villa, that is now my beautiful home. When I watch from one of the balconies the majesty of Lake Garda or one of my bamboo woods, it is always difficult for me to believe that this park wanted me as its custodian and ally, and I thank it, as much as I can, with love.