ITALIAN GARDEN DESIGN by JONATHAN RADFORD
Why use a Garden Designer?
The art of Garden design, is clearly specific to each country and the Italian garden style is by far one of the most complex. Italian gardens have evolved throughout history by following social changes and Italian garden design has been shaped and influenced by several factors over the years.
The principal factor has been the control of agricultural practises by the Aristocracy, war and the availability of food. Therefore, in order to interpret the specific style and identity of the differing phases of the Italian garden design throughout history correctly, one would need an extremely good understanding of Italian culture and history. Mistakes are easily made regarding the interpretation of various Italian garden styles from Renaissance to contemporary or from formal to informal.
A professional garden designer can prevent the homebuyer in Italy from making some socially embarrassing and rather expensive errors when designing his or her Italian garden. A good garden designer will compliment and underline the existing architecture of the house with intelligent garden design, as good garden design could be paralleled to the Italian fashion industry.