Andrea Camassa

Andrea Camassa

Andrea Camassa, garden designer,
with con Stefano Penta e Marcello Campo
designs “Meet me halfway”
in the Spazio Vivai Piante Battistini 
. Cesena (FC) .

The interview

What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
The last book I read, entitled “I signori del cibo” (The Lords of Food) is wonderful, I recommend it to everyone! The next one, which I have already bought, will be “Le piante dei padri tra memoria e oblio” (The plants of our fathers between memory and oblivion) 

Your next trip?
To Iceland.

Favorite color?

What is the plant that matters most to you?
I am particularly fond of all shade plants – their being able to adapt to  obscurity has always attracted me, not to mention their innate elegance.

Where would you live?
Anywhere as long as it is in a wood. 

What is your favorite historical era?
I do not have a favorite historical era, but I would be glad to go back in time and start a world-wide awareness campaign for the protection of our planet as soon as possible – we still have too little respect for it.

Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
When I was at the Sequoia National Park in the United States, watching “General Sherman”, a 2000-year-old sequoia, I thought I had never seen something so beautiful and elegant. 

Do you still play?
Every day. I grew up with two brothers and play has been a key component of everyday life since I was born.

What is a garden for you?
It is a compromise between the will of man and that of nature! Although I must admit that considering my customers’ requests, it is rather the desire for omnipotence of man, who imposes himself on nature.