The Moutan Botanic Center is a unique collection of peonies: 15 hectares planted with 200,000 Chinese tree peonies representing 600 different varieties, which for the most part are very rare specimens that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It is the only place where all the botanical species and known natural hybrids can be seen together.
A unique collection of peonies in the countryside of Viterbo (Moutan Botanic Centre, Vitorchiano, Viterbo)
History and Meaning
The Moutan Botanic Centre, a vast estate at the foot of the Cimini mountans to the north of Rome, was founded in 1993. The idea was to create a monothematic garden where the various varieties and species of existing Chinese tree peonies could be studied, while making them accessible to the public.
Centro Botanico Moutan
S.S. Ortana, 46 - 01030 Vitorchiano (Viterbo)
From the highway (motorway A1) Florence-Rome take the exit Orte, then take the superstrada (main road SS.675) Orte-Viterbo in direction of Viterbo and exit at Vitorchiano. Then follow directions for the Centre.