The garden was made during the First World War using many features, including steps, balustrades, fountians and finials, purchased in Italy or copied from Italian gardens. The design is based on a cross-axis and includes terraces, pools, fountains, sculpture, urns and knot gardens. Florida's climate favours the lush planting. The spirit of the garden is perhaps more mannerist than high renaissance. Approx 1,000 workers were employed on the construction of the house and garden - nearly 10% of Miami's population at the time! The garden designer was Diego Suarez, who trained in Florence, Italy.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Biscayne Bay, 3251 S Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, USA, FL 33131
All year (except Christmas). Daily. Open 9.30am to 4:30pm.