The garden surrounds the nineteenth-century
neoclassical country villa.
The project was begun in 2000 by Rossella Pezzino de Geronimo with the aim of creating a contemporary flower garden combining well-known Mediterranean flower species with rare tropical and subtropical plants.
The garden is arranged like a series of rooms, with a natural, rather than a geometric look; a place that is revealed a little at a time, in which the common thread is the colours and scents of climbing plants and flowering shrubs, primarily subtropical species, but above all rare plants and water.
"Rooms in Bloom" hosts a new creative project, "The Rooms in Bloom Terraces": a fascinating journey through elms, oaks, hackberries, wild pistachios, various shrubs belonging to the Mediterranean flora, large olive trees whose gnarled roots emerge from old, recently renovated dry stone walls, wonderfully ancient sculpture-like lava rock formations, and old irrigation channels. From the top of the hill, one can admire a breathtaking view: to the north, the majestic Mount Etna; to the south, the Gulf of Catania with the commercial port; and in the background, the city of Syracuse, and an immense blue sea that fills and accompanies the gaze westwards, where the Stacks of Acitrezza stand proud. Rooms in Bloom: a city garden stretching across 7 acres; a garden influenced by my passion for travel, and ever changing, like my life; a place where one can commune with nature, listening to the lapping of the water and the gentle hum of the forest, home to wild hawks, buzzards, barn owls, hoopoes, ferrets and many wild rabbits. >>
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-Great italian gardens confers the third prize for the finest kept garden in
The “Rooms in Bloom” garden has been chosen as the setting of fashion shoots by several fashion stylists, and as the backdrop of many fine-art photographs.
See the last fashion shoot
The Rooms in Bloom Terraces
See the photo gallery of the new creative project.