The park

The park dates back to the mid of XIX centuries when the Count Carlo Beraudo di Pralormo, diplomatic and political man of albertina age, choose the good architect of time Ernesto Melano to transform the abode with the landscapist Xavier Kurten. Both of them were working to the royal castle of Racconigi, at the service of the king Carlo Alberto.
The project of Kurten, which remain the original list of essence to be planted, was completely realized and his installation was preserved until now: in English and romantic style, it compares to the bulk of the castle, the geometry of stately trees such cedars, oaks and limes. The paths are curvilinear, while the avenue along the wall separates the garden from the main road.

The colors of maples , cedars , blackthorns, yews , lindens, lilac and spires gives different feeling according to the lights of the seasons. The characteristic in common with other projects made by Kurten in a lot of piedmonts abode is the prospective of great avenue and lawns. In Pralormo the architect used the natural scenery of the chain of the mountains from the Cadibona to the Monterosa, he suggest to cut the trees in such way to enjoy the view of the Monviso.

This scenographic effects called “path of delights in the garden” amazed the visitors with views ,colors ,sounds ,picturesque angles ,romantic situations as if were a natural park not projected by human hand. Even the position of the trees, beyond a decorative function with the changing colors of the leaves in the various seasons, has the purpose to attract the singing birds in that place during that season.

In the park there are two little ponds that are formed with the waters rain of the castle of the orangerie and of rural building that confines with the park , the avenues of the garden.. This water system allowed to saved a lot of water, important in a arid zone for the requirement of the garden. Today the same water is used with a modern underground system. In 1994 all the shrubby and grassy arboreal kind of the garden have been listed, and situated on a map ,and an herbarium of the garden has been compiled. The park of the castle is exclusively open in the April during MISTER TULIP exhibition.






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