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

The Garden Design School's Staff

The organisation of courses is done by Richard Willmer, Bll and in possession of several qualifications in landscape design as well as in environmental law.

He has worked closely with Saverio Lastrucci in several projects.

He is a photographer and water colourist specialised in landscape and plants and has given lectures on Italian Formal Gardens, which he has illustrated with his photographs. He has held several exhibitions in Florence.

He is the author of several Internet sites on Italian language and culture.

Richard Willmer


The Academic director of the Garden Design School is Saverio Lastrucci, Bsc in forestry and member of the Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e Dottori F Forestali of Florence and of A.I.A.P.P. He is professor of the MA in cultural heritage at the University of Florence. ' He is also a member of the SocietÓ Toscana di Orticultura.

He has worked as an I.F.L.A. landscape architect since 1983, designing and restoring gardens, terraces and parks, both public and private, as well as projecting outdoor furniture, irrigation systems, fountains and swimming-pools in Italy and abroad.

As a consultant and curator of the "Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron" since 1999 he oversees the conservation and development of the Bardini Garden in Florence and Villa Peyron in Fiesole

He has published many articles and essays on landscape design, tree conservation and cultural heritage.


Saverio Lastrucci


Antonella Massa, the teacher responsible for guided visits, holds a MA in management of cultural heritage as well as a BA in visual arts from the University of Bologna.

She is a teacher of history of art and a qualified tourist guide specialised in history of art.

As a guide she has taken groups to the Florence and Tuscany's main museums, as well as to parks in the region.

Antonella Massa


The teaching of photography is guaranteed by Daniele Bosica, holder a degree in interior decoration from the "Accademia di Belle Arti" of Florence. He is active as a restorator.

He is specialised in design and comunication of cultural hertitage.
He assisted with a performance by the artist Angel Orénsanz at the Florentine Contemporary Art Biennial in 2002.

He is a photographer, performer and video-maker; he has held two exclusive exhibitions as well as various collettive ones in Abruzzo and in Tusscany.

Daniele Bosica



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