News from Villa Gamberaia
Villa Gamberaia –“The best foreign garden 2016”
EBTS, the European Boxwood & Topiary Society, presented the award for “Best foreign garden 2016” to Villa Gamberaia. The EBTS, patron Lord Cavendish of Furness and principal honorary member the Prince of Wales, is committed to encouraging the appreciation, cultivation and knowledge of boxwood and topiary, and to further extend both historic and scientific research in the subject. Learn more.
Villa Gamberaia plays a leading role in the new Spring/Summer 2016 advertising campaign of Emilio Pucci fashion house. Learn more.
A new recipe book by Camilla Zalum
A cookery book with over 190 Italian recipes is sure to be a success. The author, Camilla Zalum, with her third publication, shares her experience and methods with her readers, revealing all the tricks needed to create flawless buffets and dinners for friends at home. The book is illustrated with striking images not only of the dishes but also of the magnificent setting for which they were prepared and where they were served, namely Villa Gamberaia, where you can enjoy dinners and buffets prepared by the author. Sig.ra Zalum also organizes, for the amusement of her friends, small culinary workshops.
Review of Dr Patricia Osmond’s new book on Villa Gamberaia
Revisiting the Gamberaia: An Anthology of Essays, edited by Dr. Patricia Osmond, presents the context for a series of reprinted essays written by English and American authors over a span of more than seventy years, beginning in 1901. In doing so, Dr Osmond provides an overview of Florence’s cultural environment at the turn of the twentieth century, when writers, artists, diplomats and the idle rich were exploring the gardens and villas of the region, and buying or renting properties outside of Florence for long stays in the area. Biographical notes provide background information about the individuals who have influenced the Gamberaia’s design. Click this link for a recent review of Revisiting the Gamberaia.
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The gardens are once more open to the public
As spring arrives, so does the season for visiting the classic historic gardens of Tuscany. Villa Gamberaia has been a favorite of many garden enthusiasts over the past 140 years, not least Mrs Edith Wharton who wrote one of the earliest books describing the gardens of Italy. The gardens of the villa may now be visited. Tickets are available at the office near the main entrance.
Please note that the gardens will be closed on the following dates this year:
From 21 through 28 September, 2015
Villa Gamberaia in Harrods Travel Magazine 2015
See what Tim Richardson says about the gardens at Villa Gamberaia. Tim Richardson was gardens editor at Country Life, at Wallpaper magazine and edited New Eden, the contemporary gardens magazine. He is now a regular columnist in the gardening pages of the Daily Telegraph. Read what Tim Richardson says here.
Our azelias are in bloom!
In April this year (2015), the azelia bushes burst into flower. These are located along one side of the “Bowling Green” towards the grotto.
The BBC visits Villa Gamberaia
Monty Don conducts his very personal ‘grand tour’ visiting Italy’s most beautiful, impressive and interesting gardens.
The gardens of Italy rank among the great treasures of the world, influencing and inspiring almost every landscape designer since the Renaissance. In this four-part series Monty Don travels the length of Italy visiting formal gardens, secret hideaways and luxurious villas, unravelling their history, drama, romance, intrigue and beauty.
From the cliff top delights of the Amalfi coast to the lovingly-created and spectacular gardens of the Lakes, Monty explores the culture, the politics and climate that have shaped Italy’s loveliest gardens and meets those keeping alive the passion for the land. Bursting with great characters, compelling stories and stunning scenery, this engaging series shares Monty Don’s views and impressions of these celebrated Italian gardens.