One of the first sculpture to meet you in the Heller garden

Where ever we go on holiday – I will find a garden to visit! After a rainy Sunday, where we were content to read books and walk the promenade, we decided Monday was the day to exploreg. Purchasing a ‘Navigarda’ ticket paying a bit more for the hydrofoil but claiming our discount too, we set of to explore the lake. Sailing from Limone to Malcesine then on to Gardone. It was still grey and raining heavily so we went down to the lower deck and experienced the hydrofoil planing over the lake. As Gardone came into view the rain let off a bit… The Heller Garden is a short walk from the ferry stop, even as you enter, you know it’s somewhere special.

Not a botanic garden but one filled with whimsy, an abundance of plants, every corner of the space used. Gardens within gardens, quiet tranquil spaces, ponds, sculptures…

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