Founded in 1996, the Botanical Gardens of Ome were born from the desire to expand beauty and to pass on to future generations a plant heritage of enormous value, which has generated various thematic gardens. Distributed on the territory of Ome, one will find in the Maglio Park the Botanical Garden of Oaks, the Garden of Free Fruits, the Grove of the Brave, the Garden of Wonders and the Japanese Garden of flowering cherry trees and at the bottom of the Valle del Fus the American Garden, the Bosco di Carducci and the Botanical Garden of Cultivated Conifers. Here we face a landscape where the encounter with man seems to have just happened.
It takes a lot of attention and keen eyes to discover ancient traces and signs of rural industriousness belonging to times long gone, where time and the forest, like patient weavers, have dropped a veil made of trees and shrubs. In the Botanical Garden of the Conifers there are seven families of conifers (Pinacee, Taxodiacee, Cupressacee, Taxacee, Cefalotaxacee, Araucariacee, Podocarpacee), 82 species present and each is represented by at least two specimens.
The Botanical Garden can be reached with a pleasant walk of about 20 minutes from the hamlet of Valle. It can only be reached on foot: it is a must to leave out traffic, noises and anxieties. The Botanical Garden helps to bring visitors closer to the world of plants and to arouse respect for nature. It carries out conservation activities for threatened plants and projects for the reintroduction of endangered species in nature
With respect for the citizens of Ome, for public nuisance and for nature, it is necessary to respect some basic rules of behaviour such as: cars have to parked exclusively in marked stalls, waste must be taken away if the bins are too full, leashed dogs (especially in the presence of other visitors).
Free admission, accessible to disabled people only if accompanied.
For further information please contact the managing authority.