History of Roman and Italian Gardens
With their foundations in ancient Rome, Italian gardens flourished in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Beginning in Roman antiquity, examine the design of private outdoor spaces through the Baroque period as influenced by the geographic and social characteristics unique to the Apennine Peninsula. Using numerous drawings and photographs, you will visually tour several villas that represent significant changes in style and design philosophies, from the initial gardens of Roman emperors to those of wealthy merchants and religious leaders.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Learn about several design style and design eras in garden design in Italy, from ancient Rome through the Baroque period.
2) Discuss how the social and historical climate of the area influenced garden design.
3) Understand and identify the design elements used in these historical gardens.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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