Umbria - ancient and modern, Italy

A family retreat overlooking stunning Italian countryside

The garden here surrounds a renovated Italian farmhouse which is located in a most incredible high setting amongst the Tuscany hills, with panoramic views of lush hillsides and olive groves. 

I have created a backbone structure to the garden, giving it a formal feel, but counterbalancing this with wonderful olive trees which sweep around the hillside. 

This is a very warm site which requires cool canopies to escape to with a simple and elegant planting palette.