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The Italian Garden: From Pompei to Today

What makes a garden “Italian”? And how can you add elements of a classic Italian gardens to your landscape? Garden Designer and Horticulturist Carmen DeVito founder of www.Gardencult.com delves into these questions while taking you on a very personal tour of her favorite gardens in Italy and the United States.

Carmen is a native of Italy and has created gardens throughout the New York City region. She will share a bit of Garden History, Mythology, and the “Idea” of the Italian Garden in literature and art from Roman times to the present day. You will learn about the classic plants as well as design and decorative elements that will inspire you to add an Italian flavor to your own gardens.


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About the Speaker: Carmen De Vito is a professional garden designer and Certified New York State Landscape professional. She is also the professional consultant for Nonno’s Garden at Casa Belvedere!

Carmen’s website, GardenCult.com, is a culmination of more than two decades of experience designing and building gardens in New York City. She has worked on some of the most challenging outdoor spaces, and created hundreds of beautiful, practical, and eco-friendly greenspaces on rooftops, backyards, and large suburban gardens and estates.

Carmen believes in using gardens and outdoor spaces for the greater good, and that gardens and outdoor spaces should be healthy, environmentally sustainable environments which enhance the health of people, nature, and the planet.

She comes from a long line of gardeners, going back many generations in her native Italy; she is the second generation of her family to put roots down in U.S. soil. Her natural affinity is coupled with design and horticulture training at the New York Botanical Garden.

See some of her work here: www.GardenCult.com 


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