Decoding the Age of Venetian Gardens
Discover the four types of gardens in Venice, in chronological order.
In this article, you’ll disover the characteristics of the three historical types of Venetian gardens, and how this helps you determine the age of a garden:
Late Roman - Early Byzantine Gardens
Gardens created during the Republic of Venice
Venetian Gardens of the 19th century
Contemporary Gardens in Venice
During the last two decades, another garden type has developed in Venice: Nonna and I call them giardini rivisitati, experimental lifestyle gardens created to learn more about ancient gardening know-how of the Lagoon, traditions and lifestyle. It’s all about re-discovering those times when gardening played a major role, and gardens were necessary for self-sufficient life in Venice.
Just think of terms like “urban gardening”, “guerilla gardening”, “neighborhood gardening”, as this way of making the most of gardens in public and semi-public areas is called in other parts of the world.
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