The first fountain we come to as we walk through the valley was actually the third to be constructed. It is a round pool with a small jet, in the centre of a circular space, surrounded by four beds filled with bog plants.

The valley is traversed by a rivulet which creates a visual link between this fountain, the second octagonal pool and beyond.

The octagonal pool was designed in 1982 as a present from Russell Page for Sir William’s eightieth birthday, with a form based on the (lucky) number eight: an octagon in the centre of an octagonal terrace. The collections of Magnolias and Hydrangeas are also here in the valley garden, as well as the great Chorisia speciosa and part of the collection of Cycadaceae.

NOTICE OPENING DATE 2020 POSTPONED

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 !

 

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

 

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