Giardini La Mortella

In 1956 Lady Walton asked the famous landscape architect Russell Page to provide a design for the layout of the garden that would include the dramatic volcanic rocks. The design of the garden was conceived with refinement and ability, taking advantage of the suggestive natural landscape with its openings towards the Mediterranean Sea.

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Opening days 2020

The Garden is open to the public
from June 16 to October 31, 2020

Opening days:
   - Tuesday
   - Thursday
   - Saturday
   - Sunday

Opening hours:
   from 10.00am to 7.00pm
   (last entry at 6.00 pm)

Rules for visits 2020
Entry fees

ph: +39 081-986220

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

 

Music activities

During the year there are three different concert seasons: in Spring and in Autumn the chamber music recitals are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the indoor Recital Hall; in Summer the Festival of Youth Orchestras with symphonic concerts held every Thursday evening in the Greek Theatre.

During your visit to the garden, surrounded by the lush vegetation and the intense fragrance of flowers, you will have the opportunity to see mature trees and many rare plants.

We will begin our visit in the valley. This part of the garden was designed by Russell Page beginning in 1956. It is shaped like an L, the long axis formed by a thin rivulet of water. The short axis comes to an end directly in front of the house, Villa Walton, built by William and Susana in 1962. The visual axis is punctuated by four fountains which were designed at different times in the garden’s development.

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