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 2019

The Garden is open to the public
from April 2 to November 3, 2019

Opening days:
   - Tuesday
   - Thursday
   - Saturday
   - Sunday

Opening hours:
   from 9.00am to 7.00pm
   (last entry at 6.00 pm)

Entry fees
Guided visits

ph: +39 081-986220

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

 

Upcoming events

  1. INCONTRI MUSICALI
  2. TEATRO GRECO
  • Oct , 2019
    17:00
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy
  • Oct , 2019
    17:00
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann

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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 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.

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