Garden and Landscape Design School - Florence

Scuola di Architetura del Paesaggio Landscape Design School Школа ландшафтного дизайна Landschaftarchitekturschule Escola de paisagismo
Since 2008

Courses in garden history
Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
Gardens of the Renaissance
English gardens and our times

Design courses
Garden and terrace design

Practical courses
Rose cultivation and pruning
Olive cultivation and pruning
Vine cultivation and pruning
Arranging terraces and balconies
The orchard and kitchen garden
Cooking with herbs

Photography courses
History of photography
Photographing the landscape
Retouching photographs

Visits to parks and gardens
Public gardens of Florence
Secret gardens of Florence
The Boboli Gardens

Gardens of the Renaissance: Italian and French formal gardens

In this course we examine the two great schools of garden architecture: the Italian and the French schools. We shall see how the landscape of each country established the guidelines for each style. We shall also study the philosophic concept that says nature must be dominated.

The programme for the course is:
- Origins of the Renaissance garden
- The development of the Italian formal garden: Boboli
- Gardens of the Veneto: Villa Pisani
- Gardens of Latium: Bomarzo and Villa d'Este
- Gardens of Tuscany i: the Medici Villas
- The French tradition: daughter of the Italian one
- The development of the French school: Vaux-le-Vicompte
- The apogee of the French formal garden: Versailles
- French gardens in Germany and in the Austrian Empire
- French gardens in the great Russian estates
Visits to historical parks gardens in Florence and environs are also part of the programme.
From the English garden to the gardens of times
See here dates and prices for the courses
The Fountain of Neptune at the Boboli Gardens


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