Europe's parade of gardens

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ITALY

Giardini Botanici Hanbury, La Mortola, 4 kilometers west of Ventimiglia

Phone 011-39-18-422-9507, e-mail info@itwg.com, or see www.ventimiglia.it/ hanbury/indexuk.htm.

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Giardino Giusti, Verona, Via Giardino Giusti 2

Phone 011-39-45-803-4029, e-mail info@tourism.verona.it, or see www.tourism.verona.it/index_en.shtml.

Castelli Romani, Rome

The villa gardens - Villa Tuscolana, Villa Falconieri, Villa Aldobrandini - are part of the landscape of the Castelli Romani, though they are not all, nor always, open for visits. For details of seasonal programs and other events held in the gardens, it's best to contact the Castelli tourist office, www.castelliromani.it.

E-Mail info@castelliromani.it, or see www.initaly.com/regions/latium/castelli.htm.

FRANCE

Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

Phone 011-33-1-6414-4190, e-mail chateau@vaux-le-vicomte.com, or visit www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/eng/accueil.htm.

Jardin de Bagatelle

Allee de Longchamp, Route de Sevres at Neuilly, Paris

Phone 011-33-1-4501-2010

La roseraie de L'Hay-les-roses, Val-de-Marne

From Paris, 5 miles via the N7, in the direction of Chevilly-La-Rue, then right onto the D60.By train: Take the RER line B in the direction of Robinson or Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse to station Bourg-La-Reine.

Giverny

Giverny, France

Phone 011-33-2-3251-2821

Website: www.fondation-monet.com/ uk/sommaire/index.html. E-Mail contact@fondation-monet.com.

By train, Paris-Rouen (Paris-St. Lazare); get off at the Vernon station (87 kilometers).

ENGLAND

Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Phone 011-44-171-2042-4105 or visit www.tresco.co.uk.

Reached by helicopter from Penzance or Isles of Scilly Steamship from St Mary's.

Sissinghurst Garden, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent

One mile east of Sissinghurst village, 2 miles from Cranbrook.

Phone 011-44-15-8071-5330

SPAIN

The Alhambra and Gardens of the Generalife

Grenada, Andalucia

Phone 011-34-958-220-912

Jardin Botanico, Botanical Gardens of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

See www.okspain.org or e-mail nyork@tourspain.es

SWITZERLAND

Brissago Islands (Isole di Brissago)

Phone 011-41-91-791-4033, e-mail dic-ibrissago.parcobotan ico@tinet.ch, or visit www.ti.ch.

Eisenhut Gardens, CH-6575 San Nazzaro

Phone 011-41-91-795 1867, e-mail info@eisenhut.ch, or visit www.eisenhut.ch.

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