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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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

Upcoming events

  1. INCONTRI MUSICALI
  2. TEATRO GRECO

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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.

The valley rises gradually toward the large central fountain, which was the first to be built. An egg-shaped pool was dug around the large volcanic rocks which stood (and still stand) at the foot of the house.

A tall jet of water rises up from the centre of the pool, which lines up perfectly with the smaller jet of the fourth fountain, rising up behind and slightly above it.

The two fountains are connected by a few stone steps, which in turn are lined by tree ferns and Geranium maderense.

To the left of the steps, in a warm, exposed area facing the house, there is a collection of Brahea palms, Yucca, Aloe, and succulent plants which prefer total exposure to the sun and dry conditions.

 

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