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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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 !

Ph. +39 081-990118

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.

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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