Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di Monte Bondone


Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di Monte Bondone

The Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di Monte Bondone (10 hectares) is an alpine botanical garden operated by the Museo tridentino di scienze naturali, and located in Viotte di Monte Bondone, southwest of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. It is open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.

The garden was established in 1938, damaged in World War II, and renewed in 1958. Plants are grouped in beds by areas of origin, such as the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Appenines, the Balkans, Carpathians, Caucasus, the Americas, and the Himalayas. American genera include Arnica, Eriophyllum, Lewisia, Liatris, Phlox, Penstemon, and Silphium; Himalayan genera include Androsace, Gentiana, Incarvillea, Leontopodium, Meconopsis, Potentilla, and Veronica.

Species of particular interest include "Artemisia petrosa", "Daphne petraea", "Ephedra helvetica", "Fritillaria tubaeformis", "Linaria tonzigi", "Paederota bonarota", "Rhizobotrya alpina", "Sanguisorba dodecandra", "Saxifraga arachnoidea", "Saxifraga tombeanensis", "Scabiosa vestina", "Silene elisabethae", and "Viola dubyana". The garden also includes a nature trail (1000 meters) through indigenous vegetation, including "Drosera rotundifolia" and "Pinguicula vulgaris".

See also

* List of botanical gardens in Italy

References

* [http://www.mtsn.tn.it/rete/giardino_botanico.asp Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte di Monte Bondone]
* [http://www.girovagandointrentino.it/puntate/2004/estate/trento_bondone/trento_bondone.htm Photographs]
* [http://www.horti.unimore.it/CD/Viotte/Viottehome.html Horti entry (Italian)]
* F. Pedrotti, "Il Giardino Botanico Alpino alle Viotte del Monte Bondone (Trento)", in F. M. Raimondo (ed.), "Orti Botanici, Giardini Alpini, Arboreti Italiani", Edizioni Grifo, Palermo, pp 417-422, 1992.
* F. Pedrotti and F. Da Trieste, "Il sentiero naturalistico del Giardino Botanico Alpino delle Viotte del Monte Bondone (Trento)", in "Atti Riunione scientitica sul tema: Didattica preuniversitaria negli Orti Botanici", Arco e Trento, settembre 1994. "Inf. Bot. Ital.", 28(1):125-127, 1996.
* F. Pedrotti and F. Da Trieste, "Conservazione ex situ di specie endemiche e rare nel Giardino Botanico Alpino delle Viotte del Monte Bondone (Trento)", "Museol. sci.", 14(1), Suppl.:605-610, 1998.


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