The north-facing slope of the mountain is clayish, making it possible to cultivate different plants from those that dominate the valley. Entering from the parking-area one comes across a pergola covered with creepers, passion flowers and jasmines, known as the “Glorieta”, which is surrounded on two sides by a lake of blue glass pebbles, a gift from the American landscape architect Andy Cao.

In this area, which is sunken and protected from the wind, we have put fragrant plants which permeate the air with their aromas: narcissus, roses (Buff Beauty, Penelope), buddleias. From here, a path climbs up through a hedge of aromatic plants and bushes, including salvia, thyme, lavender, and plectranthus, to the Crocodile Pool.

The walls of the garden are draped with climbing roses like La Follette, Bracteata, and Alberic Barbier. Some interesting palms, such as Livistonia decipiens, Livistonia chinensis, Jubaea chilensis, Sabal minor, and Sabal palmetto, have also found their home here.




We are sorry to inform our visitors that due to the national prevention measures for risk of contagion from Covid-19 (Prime Minister Decree of 8 March 2020 and subsequent) the opening date of Giardini La Mortella, scheduled for April 2, is postponed to a date to be determined.

The concert seasons are also suspended for the time being.

Hoping that the emergency will be over as soon as possible, we reserve the right to set a new date for the opening of the gardens in compliance with government regulations.

Continue to follow us on social networks to enjoy the blooms of the Gardens in a virtual way !


ph: +39 081-986220

Via Francesco Calise, 45
80075 Forio (NA), Italy


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