Classic Italian gardens are also referred to as Renaissance Gardens. They are cultivated purely to give pleasure, a soothing place to relax after a hard day’s work. A few minutes spent can be very detoxing and very rejuvenating.
The late 15th century saw the emergence of Italian Renaissance garden, which was a new style of gardening at villas in Rome and Florence. These gardens drew inspiration from classical ideals of order and beauty. These gardens were designed to appeal to the eye with their array of color. The smell from different plants is a heady mix of fragrances.
During the later era of the Renaissance, the gardens became larger, grander and more symmetrical in size. Fountains, statues, grottoes, water organs were designed to delight and impress visitors. The style was imitated and adapted throughout Europe. This style extended its influence on the gardens of the French Renaissance and the English gardens too.
Renaissance gardens stand out for their accurate symmetry. Evergreen outlined beds and hedges are the trademark of these gardens .Hedges was trimmed to from various shapes like animals and people. The hedges were marked as dividers; the garden is split into different sections. Each portion offered a different perspective.
Most classic gardens have a tree in the center surrounded by trimmed hedges in interesting forms and figures. Beside irrigation, water is utilized as an accessory to enhance the beauty of the garden. The presence of water in the form of a fountain, pool, streams, brook or pond create interest and provide relaxation. The ideal classic gardens were grown on sloping hill sides and involved different levels and terraces. Potted plants, multi colored flower are a part of landscaping.