The Italian Garden: From Pompeii to Today
Presented by Garden Designer & Horticulturist Carmen DeVito
What makes a garden “Italian”? And how can you add elements of a classic Italian gardens to your landscape? Garden Designer and Horticulturist Carmen DeVito, founder of Gardencult.com, delves into these questions while taking you on a very personal tour of her favorite gardens in Italy and the United States.
Carmen is a native of Italy and has created gardens throughout the New York City region. She will share a bit of Garden History, Mythology, and the “Idea” of the Italian Garden in literature and art from Roman times to the present day. You will learn about the classic plants as well as design and decorative elements that will inspire you to add an Italian flavor to your own gardens.
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About the Presenter:
Carmen DeVito is a professional garden designer and Certified New York State Landscape professional. She founded GardenCult after more than two decades designing and building gardens in the New York City area.
Carmen comes from a long line of gardeners dating back many generations in her native Italy. Her natural affinity is coupled with Design and Horticulture training at the New York Botanical Garden.
Specializing in challenging outdoor spaces, she has created hundreds of beautiful, practical, and eco-friendly green spaces on rooftops, backyards, large suburban gardens, and estates. Carmen is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association.
Banner Image: Italian Garden. Image Credit – Casa Belvedere