“La Mortella” offers not only a rich collection of flowering plants, but also many specimens chosen for their shape or the colour of their foliage.

Russell Page did not want to create a composition made up solely of ornamental flowers. He believed that an excess of colour could disturb the tranquility of a garden, because, consciously or unconsciously, the eye is distracted by colour.

He preferred the subtle play of forms and volumes, the shapes of branches and foliage silhouetted against the sky. Among these “architectural” plants we see palms, cycads, and tree ferns.

 

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Autumn-Winter
2019-2020

The Garden is closed to the public

from 4 November 2019 to 2 April 2020

During the winter months
the garden can be visited
with a guided tour,
that must be reserved in advance,
on Thursdays at 14:30

Entry Fee  € 15,00
(including guide)
 
Info and booking:
ph. +39 081-990118

Presentation of the visit
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Via Francesco Calise, 45
80075 Forio (NA), Italy

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