With its centuries-old trees, shady babbling irrigation canals, and a large lawn expanse enhancing the views and the Gothic Revival greenhouses covered in Ficus pumila, this time-honoured park is now a centre for art and environmental culture.

Towards the end of the 18th century, Marquis Maurizio Massel di Caresana initiated the transformation of an old farm building into an aristocratic residence. His wife Maria Elisabetta della Marmora, known as Babet can be credited with the Gothic Revival style of the building and the landscaping of the garden, defined between 1823 and 1830, which initially saw the contribution of German architect Xavier Kurten, who had recently been appointed Head of the park and gardens of Racconigi. In 1866, as a wedding gift to Teresa Massel, Maria Elisabetta’s niece, Count Luigi Cacherano di Bricherasio offered to cover the expenses for further modifications of the complex increasing the Gothic Revival decorations, such as the family emblems on the facade, testifying the union of the two family names. The six-hectare park expands around a great lawn adjacent to the castle, covering the perimeter of the property with greeneries, tree groves and isolated trees. In the past a well-structured network of irrigation canals used to supply water to a no longer existent pond. The property is home to over 1,700 trees of different sizes and types, covering over 70 species: amongst camelias and hydrangeas stand majestic trees of exotic origin such as Taxodium distichum, Sequoia sempervirens andGingko biloba specimen. The nearby Chisone stream and the climatically favourable position make this location an ideal habitatfor various animal species.