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Botanical Garden - Heller Foundation

What to see in Gardone Riviera, Brescia, Lombardy

The Botanical Garden - André Heller Foundation is a unique place located on the western shore of Lake Garda, capable of housing about 3,000 species of plants from every corner of the planet. This marvelous garden, conceived and designed by Austrian dentist Arturo Hruska in 1910, covers over 10,000 square meters and offers total immersion in nature and the beauty of rare and fascinating plant species.

An incredible collection of artwork among the flora
In addition to the extensive botanical collection, the Botanical Garden - André Heller Foundation boasts an incredible array of artworks by world-renowned artists such as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Auguste Rodin, Fernand Leger and many others. Thanks to the contribution of Austrian artist and patron André Heller, who oversaw the transformation of the garden into a true outdoor museum, visitors can admire these precious works in the natural context of the plants.

A journey between art and nature for all the senses
The Botanical Garden - André Heller Foundation offers a sensory journey among trees, flowers, shrubs and sculptures, creating a magical atmosphere in which to travel through different continents and discover the countless nuances of world vegetation and contemporary art. The many ponds, waterfalls, and streams in the garden contribute to a relaxing and rejuvenating environment, ideal for nature lovers and art enthusiasts alike.

Sustainability and respect for the environment
The Botanical Garden places great emphasis on sustainability and conservation of the environment and the plant species housed there. The care and maintenance of plants is done with respect for the peculiarities of each species, and this commitment results in the preservation of a unique and delicate ecosystem.

An unmissable visit to experience a day of art and nature
The Botanical Garden - André Heller Foundation represents an unmissable stop for anyone visiting Lake Garda and especially the village of Gardone Riviera, offering a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the extraordinary variety of flora and fauna from all over the world, and admire the works of genius artists such as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Auguste Rodin and Fernand Leger. A place where mind and spirit can regenerate amid the scents and colors of an invaluable natural and artistic environment.

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