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  • Specimen of Doris Thysterman rose, Roseto Botanico Carla Fineschi, Cavriglia.zoom in altra finestra
  • Panoramical view of the Roseto Botanico Carla Fineschi, Cavriglia.zoom in altra finestra

Roseto Botanico Carla Fineschi ["Carla Fineschi" Botanical Rose-garden]

The Cavriglia Rose-garden was born in the second half of the 20th century from the passion of professor Gianfranco Fineschi and his companion Carla Fineschi to whom the garden is dedicated. It contains some 7000 species of roses, several of which were believed to be extinct. Its layout follows the traditional botanical organisation with plants in precise locations and subdivided into sections, species, subspecies and hybrids. Each plant is identified by a card with its botanical name, year of introduction into Europe, and other important identifying data.

One of the most variegated collections of roses, including several rare species, the Cavriglia Rose-garden is used for scientific study and presents the typical features of a botanical laboratory, conducting its own research activity, as well as in collaboration with universities and institutes from the world over.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 16/feb/2008