Monday, 7 October 2013

From 'I Maestri del Paesaggio' to the 'Great Dixter Plant Fair'...via Hummelo of course!!

Hello and welcome back!
I hope you had a fantastic summer and that you have lots of garden memories/photos/news to share among friends!
For me it has been quite special and I have so much to share with you! After the fantastic achievement at the Hampton Court Flower Show and a well deserved holiday back home in Sardinia, I had the pleasure and privilege to give my contribution to some very exciting projects, to complete two gardens, and to be in three fabulous places!
{I Maestri del Paesaggio, Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, }

I am talking of Bergamo, Hummelo and Great Dixter. The first one is a hystorical Italian town, home of 'I Maestri Del Paesaggio/The Master of the Landscape', an international meetings for landscapers where I had the pleasure to take part to inspiring seminars with the best Landscapers of the world,  to interpret for Annie Guilfoyle, Vivaio Valfredda, Arend Van Der Horst, Tom Stuart Smith and Il Corriere della Sera, and to follow my favourite Garden Photographer Clive Nichols shooting among vineyards and innovative concrete sculptures. 

{Piet&Anja Oudolf's Garden and Studio, Hummelo}

I went back home full of excitement and I hardly had the time to complete a survey and unpack my suitcase that I was on the road again! This time to visit Hummelo, the home and Garden of the extraordinary Piet & Anja Oudolf. It must have been the combination of being lectured by Noel Kingsbury and one the most inspiring man of the world, the welcoming athmosphere and the delicious soups of Anja, being able to visit their garden after months dreaming on it, and share the adventurous trip with some of the most incredible women you can have around, but for nearly one week I was unable to sleep! I walked around with the biggest smile ever and my cheeks are still hurting for that!

{Shape, forms and textures at Great Dixter Garden}

And if the excitement wasn't enough...Once back in UK the tour ended at the Great Dixter Plant fair, can you imagine anything better? In this magic place I did two working experiences and I left an half of my hear. The fair was the perfect excuse to find new cultivars while meeting old friends and visiting the garden again!
I included few pictures, but each one of this events deserves its own space on the blog... so come back soon to read more!!! 


  1. Ah! You live the garden designers dream!!! Lovely to hear about it. I look forward to some introductions when I finally get over the pond... firstly with the famous Noemi ;)
    Happy October!

    1. I will be very pleased to introduce the famous Julie Witmer and her lovely family to all my acquaintances! :)

  2. Would have loved to be a small mouse in your pocket, to live all this with you .... and I believe I am not the only one !!
    Always a pleasure to hear from you and see your walks !
    Bonne journée Noemi, bisous,

    1. Thank you very much Régine! Lovely to hearing from you!
      I hope you can feel to be with me through the blog and its pictures :)
      I will try to share as much as possible!