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Scuola di Garden Design2020-10-05T12:27:56+00:00

VILLA GAMBERAIA

SPRING 2021

AT HOME IN FLORENCE

Villa Gamberaia is pleased to host a special week of visits to the villas and gardens of distinguished American and British expatriates: artists and art collectors, poets and novelists who, attracted by the treasures of Renaissance art, the Tuscan landscape, and the ideal of country living, made Florence and the surrounding hills their home abroad.

The Gamberaia, celebrated for its unique gardens and splendid setting overlooking the city of Florence and the Arno Valley, has long inspired American and British landscape designers, from Charles Platt and Cecil Pinsent to Ellen Biddle Shipman. In the early 1900s it was the favorite meeting place of Bernard and Mary Berenson, Janet Ross, Vernon Lee and Arthur Acton, who gathered for tea, dinners on the terrace and talks on art and literature with their hostess, the Romanian princess Jeanne Ghyka and her American companion, artist Florence Blood, two very talented women who created the magnificent parterre d’eau.

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AT HOME IN FLORENCE

Villa Gamberaia is pleased to host a special week of visits to the villas and gardens of distinguished American and British expatriates: artists and art collectors, poets and novelists who, attracted by the treasures of Renaissance art, the Tuscan landscape, and the ideal of country living, made Florence and the surrounding hills their home abroad.

The Gamberaia, celebrated for its unique gardens and splendid setting overlooking the city of Florence and the Arno Valley, has long inspired American and British landscape designers, from Charles Platt and Cecil Pinsent to Ellen Biddle Shipman. In the early 1900s it was the favorite meeting place of Bernard and Mary Berenson, Janet Ross, Vernon Lee and Arthur Acton, who gathered for tea, dinners on the terrace and talks on art and literature with their hostess, the Romanian princess Jeanne Ghyka and her American companion, artist Florence Blood, two very talented women who created the magnificent parterre d’eau.

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THE GARDEN DESIGN COURSE

The two options, a three-day course and an eight-hour workshop – open to both gardening enthusiasts and those tackling this exciting topic for the first time – are aimed at providing both a creative experience in the design of small green spaces and botanical knowledge essential for a specific project. The 3-day courses (20 hours of lectures, study and discussion and design) offer insights into the theoretical and practical aspects of the design of small gardens and planting design.
The workshops (8 hours of lessons, study and planning) focus on topics such as designing a terrace and designing a flower garden.
A particular workshop is dedicated to photography in the garden with photographer Giovanni Breschi specializing in images and views of gardens and landscapes.

Courses are offered for a minimum of four students, workshops for a minimum of six students.

For more information contact Villa Gamberaia or Casalta Company: info@villagamberaia.com

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Our Services

The Gallery

View the gallery to discover every detail of the Villa, the Appartamente and the Gardens

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The flats

Fully furnished apartments, available for short or long stays.

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The gardens

The gardens, also open to visits, are the perfect setting for luxury events

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Via del Rossellino, 72 50135 Settignano – FIRENZE
Tel: +39 055697205
Fax : +39 0550168691
E-mail: info@villagamberaia.com