Friday, April 10, 2009

Giardino Bardini

These photos were taken at a garden we stumbled upon in Florence during our travels last year.They are located within walking distance of the more famous Boboli Gardens. We probably enjoyed these gardens more, mainly because there were less people around and there was a better view of Florence.

This photo was taken from a small coffee shop where we rested our legs for a while. Florence was one of the few cities we visited where we didn't have to use public transport to get around. We did some serious walking that day!

Formal Gateway leading to a Wisteria covered arbor under planted with rare varieties of Hydrangea.

The gardens are split into steep terraces with central formal stairways and landings. This ancient ornament is set into a retaining wall. There is a fruit tree orchard all growing espalier style on trellis.

Water source for a 'babbling brook' water feature which spilled down over a series of levels.

Statues and planting along the banks of the 'brook'. Have a look here if you'd like to read some more information about these gardens. You might also be interested in my previous posts about travel gardens: Monet's Garden and Hortus Botanicus.


  1. How beautiful! The style that I love. Claire, thank you so much for this post!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Claire. I admit to having been disappointed in the Boboli gardens. Giardino Bardini looks like it would have been a delightful place to spend time.