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.
VISIT THE GARDEN!
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