Villa D’Este is synomous with water features, however clipped hedges, clean lines and concrete hard landscaping all come into play. There are very few other landscapes which use drama so effectively. It is not suprising that the Villa was used for large extravagansas and concerts. From the hidden grottos to the suprise fountains it is a feast of drama.
Rows of Terracotta pots filled with Citrus trees or white roses, interspersed with Lavender and a focal concrete water feature at the end of the vista will create yor very own D’Este style garden.
Beautiful Statues can create a similar drama in a small area. Suprise gardens and a concrete water feature will add to the effect. Dont be afriad of the splashing out of the water, it is all part of the effect!
As demonstrated in the image above, the design can be remarkably simple to be effecitive. A simple, formal design with structure, and height to create the drama, using Italian looking plants so there can be no mistaking the theme that one is trying to achieve