Tuesday, October 14, 2008
ORTO DEI SEMPLICI ELBANO
The entrance to the Il Orto dei Semplici Elbano , a educational pleasure garden of native and endemic plants of the Tuscan Archipelago
The dramatic setting of the garden on the eastern slope of Monte Serra make it both challenging and extremely beautiful.
A homage to the botanist Gabriella Corsi, one of the seminal forces behind the creation of the garden.
Dario Franzin the current gardener, maintenance man, curator, administarator... actually he does everthing. He humbly calls himself uno uomo delle pulizie , "a cleaning man".
In Il Giardino Argentato, the Silver Garden, a Cesario Carena sculpture called "Cubo con nido e vegetale", " Cube with nest and plants"