Autumn Lunch

We had our Autumn Lunch on a beautiful day at the Osteria Gallo d’Oro. We were twenty with 18 members and 2 guests. One of the guests has  been offered membership of BRA by the person who invited her to the lunch, as a gift and is in the process of applying to become a […]

VISIT TO THE MUSEO DELLA DOGANA

We set off in a holiday mood, boarding our boat at Lugano Giardino, heading across the Ceresio for the Cantina di Gandria. There we could picnic on the edge of the lake, which was popular with the children who were comfortably dressed for the weather in their bathing costumes and clearly enjoying dipping their toes […]

VISIT TO VILLA TARANTO

After a short hour’s drive and a pleasant 20 minute boat ride, we were pleased to find room in the free car park at the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens. Although we were 16, we were generously granted the group rate normally for groups of 20 or more. Inspite of the hot weather we walked comfortably […]

Garden visit to Waterfall Plaza

The Magnolia Grandiflora, together with all the other mature magnolias and pines, were felled during the violent storm just a few months ago, leaving many spaces but also open views across the lake. Adolf and Sheila, with their gardeners, have done an amazing job of replanting and tidying up but first the helicopters had to […]

Ticino Spring Lunch

We were a good number for our Ticino Spring lunch and we had a good turn out from the other side of the Gotthard, with people coming to enjoy the early spring, surrounded by magnolias and camellias already in bloom. Our famed Ticino weather came up trumps yet again and we were able to have […]