Like life, the path in the Karesansui is not linear. Off the main road, other paths reveal new elements, such as the tsukubai, a stone basin with water representing the essence of being. Among the botanical choices … Crataegus, which for the Romans were guardians against negative energies, Taxus baccata, Ilex aquifolium and Nandina domestica, to demonstrate the feasibility of Japanese gardens in Italy, and Symphoricarpos x chenaultii, with red berries tinged with white, reminding us of the colours of Japan.
Francesca Meddi . Vedano al Lambro (Mb) . treelogy.it
Brunate Calzaturificio . Lomazzo (Co) . brunate.it . brunate.com
Great Building . Roma (Rm) . greatbuilding.it
Set up by
Emanuele Senesi . Missaglia (Lc) . senesigiardini.it
Plants and lights by
Società Agricola Brianza Vivai . Agrate Brianza (Mb) . brianzavivai.it
Stone chippings by
Impresa Foti . Bulgarograsso (Co) . impresafoti.it
What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
The last one is “The second trilogy of Adamsberg” by Fred Vargas, an author of whom I have read all the books featuring the police commissioner. The next one will be “The wisdom of the trees” by Peter Wohlleben. Garzanti.
Your next trip?
To India, if possible, in search of new spiritual horizons. Or to my beloved Japan, to return to the places where I spent two unforgettable years.
White and antique pink. I love the pastel colours and the femininity and grace they express.
What is the plant that matters most to you?
The peony, my favourite flower; with its magnificence it represents the thousand facets of femininity.
Where would you live?
I hope to be able to return and live as soon as possible in the Roman countryside, next to Lake Bracciano, where I grew up.
What is your favourite historical era?
La Belle Epoque, for the absolute elegance of its art and its costumes.
Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
In the moonlight a delicately seated lady, wearing a light kimono, makes a stringed instrument vibrate.
What is a garden for you?
It is the representation of the essence of those living in it: it is the image of their harmony and their relationship with nature.
What is the journey for you?
A path of transformation through more or less exotic places leading to the discovery of what is different and therefore to the acceptance of oneself.