|01||The Villa D'este||20040905|
Susan visits the spectacular water garden of the Villa D'este at Tivoli.
|02||La Mortella On Ischia||20040912|
Susan Marling talks to Lady Susanna Walton in the tropical garden which she created as a delightful setting in which her husband Sir William Walton could compose.
Since his death it has become a much visited attraction and place of musical performance.
|03||Botanical Gardens At Pisa:||20040919|
Susan visits Pisa, home to one of the world's first botanical gardens.
She discovers how Renaissance scholars treasured and used plants for remedy and as tools for scientific exploration.
|04||Villa Le Balze, Fiesole||20040926|
At Villa le Balze in Fiesole, Susan Marling discovers how, in the early twentieth century, rich ex-patriots hired English garden designers to revive the Italianate tradition.
The Garden of Monsters and Mystery at Bomarzo is one of the most eccentric in Italy.
Susan marling visits a creation that is part theme park, part literary fantasy and part pleasure garden.