5 Aug 2012

The roses of Ninfa



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. 
 











6 comments:

  1. the roses are wonderful and the stones even more wonderful

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  2. such lovely contrasts~~flowers and stones~~make sensuous photographs

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  3. Gorgeous photos of a wonderful setting. Thanks for this. :-)

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  4. I hope we can get back to Ninfa at a different time of the year - perhaps the Springtime. We didn't get to see the area by the lake.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, these are gardens we still have to visit in reality, so enjoyed my virtual stroll this afternoon, still too hot to do much here until after dark. :)

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  6. Places like this transport me back in time and I am awash with awe. The age and history of so much in Europe is quite humbling to me as an American. This place is breath-taking.

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