May is the month of roses: on May 6, 2022 the gardens of the Quistini Castle reopen

Starting from Friday 6 May until early June, the gardens of Castello Quistini will reopen to the public, a magical place that is the setting for numerous events and courses. On the occasion of the spectacular flowering of over 1000 varieties of roses, a calendar of openings has been planned, offering the possibility of free visits and guided tours in the labyrinth of roses admiring the unique architecture and atmosphere of this much loved Franciacorta jewel.
For those taking part in the guided tours there is a tour entitled “Among roses, history and legend” where, accompanied by Marco Mazza, you will be guided to discover the numerous botanical curiosities of the garden without neglecting moments dedicated to the history and architecture of the building.
The garden is also a nursery specializing in ancient, modern and English roses, so whoever wants to can buy and take home a small part of the castle green treasure, as a reminder of a special day immersed in the greenery. Visits are limited and reservations are required using the form you find on the website

Rose al Castello Quistini

The rose labyrinth of Castello Quistini consists of three large concentric circles composed exclusively of roses, with a gazebo in the center covered with a splendid single-flowering climbing rose (Banksiae Alba and Banksiae Alba Plena). The three circles are in turn divided into four circular sectors that tell the story of the roses: at your entrance the first plants are wrinkled roses (hybrid and spontaneous) in the direction of the gazebo, crossing four bushes of modern ground cover roses. On the right, the modern roses, while on the opposite there are the ancient roses. In the southern sector (towards the nursery the English roses of David Austin), up to the arch covered with a beautiful old rose named Alfred Carriere.

Within the calendar of events on the website there are numerous theoretical and practical workshops open to all and with a limited number on the topic of craftsmanship and green living with real experts in the sector. For example, you can learn how to make terrariums or learn how to make a clay pot or learn about famous Japanese art techniques.

How to grow a small rose garden in little space

Among the most popular solutions for having a small rose garden in a small space are rosellines, also called miniature or liliputian roses. Created in the nineteenth century by the small rose chinensis, they have spread very much in recent years: in fact, they are appreciated for their ease of cultivation, rejuvenation and great ductility. They have small size, thin stems, small leaves and crowns. They also require little care, minimal pruning and normal watering and fertilization. They are disease-resistant and cold plants. The rosellins are also very rejuvenating and often with compact vegetation, suitable for low edges, rocky gardens and small flower beds. Among the most popular varieties are Mirandolina and Baby Love: they have a maximum height of 25-35 cm and fragrant flowers.


To cultivate roses and to obtain satisfactory results both from the point of view of flowering and that of the health of specimens one must follow a few fundamental considerations. First of all, it is important to consider both the time and the ways of homebirth. In the mild climate it is in autumn, while in those with cold winters it is good to have a spring in spring. Very important is the preparation of the soil, which must be carried out in advance to facilitate the digging of specimens. Typically, the holes of the plant are excavated about 15-30 days before the actual dwelling. In this way the soil is ventilated and the roots are protected by oxidizing some substances contained in the soil. To have a small rose garden in a small space it is sufficient to dig deep and deep 50 cm holes. Then, 150 to 200 grams of specific fertilizer for roses per square meter or a good amount of mature manure should be added to the ground for the grafting and subsequent growth of the plants. Lilliputian roses grow well in fertile, fresh ground, to which peat, organic matter and sand are added to ensure good drainage. For this reason too much attention must be paid to irrigation. Water intakes must affect all the radical apparatus and therefore the liquid should be distributed evenly around the plant. It waters abundantly twice a week, especially in the summer and when the temperatures are high. In any case, it is essential to avoid water stagnations causing radical rotations and death of specimens. You do not have to bathe flowers and leaves to avoid the proliferation of bacteria and fungi; Moreover, especially in summer, it is good to concentrate the watering in the morning and late afternoon. This avoids burning leaves and high humidity concentrations. It is recommended to use rainwater or anyway without lime at room temperature.

To obtain abundant blooms that affect the whole branch of the plant and not just the tip (as is often the case), it is essential to bond the branches properly on the gratings. This operation must take into account the movement of the lymph within the plant tissues. The correct system consists of fixing the extended fan branches, so that they are almost horizontal with respect to the ground. The lymph, tending to rise upwards, causes the formation of shoots, leaves and flowers throughout the length of the branch. In this way you get a real garden of roses from the abundant bloom even in small space, with excellent results from the aesthetic point of view. The layout of the branches horizontally also allows to keep the plant young for a long time: in fact, if it is left free to grow vertically, in a few years the barrels would tend to lignify. As a result, they lose the vegetation at the bottom and keep it only towards the top. Lilliputian roses in the language of flowers symbolize the secret, as the petals are superimposed to each other and form a sort of casket.

The Pedro Alonso Rose Gardens of Malaga

Maybe they are not one of the most visited monuments of the city but with the summer heat, definitely worth a visit. The perfumes no lack even the cool and the view even less because, these gardens wedged between the harbor and the Alcazaba of Malaga, really give many colored roses and geometric hedges to those who pass or decide to stop and freshen up a bit.


These gardens with geometric lines and Arab Hispanic influences that are dedicated to the first mayor after the war from which they are named. Their construction began precisely in 1945, following the design by the architect Guerrero Strachan who inserted cypress trees, orange trees and hedges, of course colorful rose bushes which in 2009 served to replace many cypresses during a renovation of the park.

At the center of the gardens stands the statue of a biznaguero, that Malaga is an ancient craft, which means the seller of Biznagas (jasmine).



Perdo Luis Alonso

Calle Guillen Sotelo, 31

29016, Malaga, Spagna


The Wien’s rose garden: Volksgarten

They say that dreams do black and white, and even that does not emit any kind of perfume … it also says that they can take up to a few seconds and, many times, when we wake up, you forget everything! So, I do not know how much time you have to relax between the colors, scents and sounds of the Rose Garden (Rosengarten in German), but to be a dream, with what is described above has nothing in common. The Rosengarten is only a part of the largest Volksgarten (the garden of the people) open to the public in Vienna in 1825.
In periods of blossoming roses, relax amidst these magnificent specimens or stroll admiring some unique elements can be a cause of joy and opportunity to relate with nature while remaining in the middle of city. The rose garden includes specimens  truly amazing to photograph or just bring in the heart as a reminder of a beautiful journey:
Konigin der rosen: is a hybrid tea with a yellow background, shades of orange and salmon. Scented. 
Polastern Rose: is also called the “North Star” for its large petals and shape reminiscent of a star .. It is part of the hybrids of Tea and has good resistance to cold.
Mainer Fastnach rose: purple colors make it an exemplary delicate and unique. Unique as its fragrance and its resistance.
Diana Rose: Another exemplary of hybrids Tea Rose group but brightly colored. You can not miss it.
Tahiti rose: an hybrid of Tea again, incredible colors of petals that resemble jagged clothes and cheer Polynesian island.