from 19 april untill 20 mai 2020
The San Grato Botanical Park lies between Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora, approximately 10 km from Lugano and extends to 690 m S/m, with an exceptional panorama across the immediate surroundings over the peaks of the alpine chain.
The entire park with its 62'000 square metres, hosts the largest and most varied collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers in the entire region. During the months of April and May the azaleas and rhododendrons form a highly coloured and perfumed carpet.
We do not wish to reveal all the secrets of the flora to be found in the park – it will be up to you to learn from the information signs placed along the botanical pathways, leading you to a natural, more complete and quiet environment, which describe and blend the botanical park with the surrounding wooded areas.
Given the multitude of walks (around 7,3 km) and in order to maximise your visit, we would suggest you take a theme walk which allowing you to discover the most attractive corners of the park.
The suggested 5 walks have various themes which let you to see the park under differing aspects which vary according to the season. Just choose the most suitable route, and follow the corresponding coloured signposts.
The playground is situated between the greenhouse and the tool-shed; and are framed by imposing conifers as well as gigantic rhododendrons and multicoloured Japanese maples. It is easily accessed from a wide sweeping road and offers many games including a seesaw, the merry-go-round, the slide, the swings, a little house and the adventurous cablecar.