The gardens at Ninfa are set in the ruins of a medieval town south of Rome. Wandering through them one feels far away from the busyness of modern life. Time seems to stand still. The rich variety of plants that can be grown in the gardens is possible because of the role of the water supply of the river and lake on the estate. From these sources water channels and streams flow through the shady gardens to create Ninfa's spacious, natural style of design and planting. In Springtime there are flowering trees and in Summer roses cascade over ruined stone walls and towers.