The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Sixteenth Century Italian Gardens

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94. About the end of the sixteenth century the celebrated Montaigne travelled in Italy, and has left us some accounts of the principal gardens of that age. He chiefly enlarges on their curious hydraulic devices, for which the garden of the Cardinal de Ferrara at Tivoli was remarkable. (Jour, en Ital., tom, ii.)