Roses in Rice-field
A Flowery Garden among Rice Ears

"Pick up the rose, you nymph, now time is fine" - Lorenzo the Magnificent

In Pertengo, in the country around Vercelli, Roses in Rice-field offers a rare example of a garden with more than hundred variaties of climbing and brush roses, lavaterę, osmanthi and other botanical curiosities at their maximum blossoming.

The whole thing began a few years ago, when an old farm-house was initially restored; the rice-field in front of it and the old yard, where originally, at the first autumn mists, the rice was laid to dry, have been turned into a garden with multi-colored roses. Then, step by step, a secret garden was born, then another one: new climbing roses, other flowers, new colors.


The garden is open to visits on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2002
from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.

On the 3d week-end of May, on the 1st and 2nd week-end of June the visits will be possible, subject to telephone reservation at

0161 96409 - 0161/779105

For information:

"Roses in Rice-field" is at Pertengo, and can be reached from Highway A26, exit Vercelli Ovest, direction Trino. Turn for Asigliano and further to Pertengo. Garden address is via Trieste, 22.

Any comment or suggestion? Write to:

Implementation and maintenace of the garden on care of:
Fraz. Montemaggiore, 278 - 13881 Cavaglià (BI)
Tel. 0161/96409 - e-mail: