The Garden of the Library

The Garden Library

On the lake’s banks, there is a small house which contains a green library and the study of Adelmo Barlesi, the landscape architect who has created the Park.
Under the building, there is the main water tank which collects over 400sq.mt. of rainwater, and it maintains the constant level of water in the various basins of the garden.

The house is surrounded by a series of silver leaf plants, alternating with the green leaf plants, trained and pruned in a spherical shape in order to create volume in height and width, and giving movement to the spaces full of contrasting colourful blooms collected in lively harmony.

Adiantum Capillus-venere

  • NAME: Adiantum Capillus-venere
  • COMMON NAME: Maidenhair
  • FAMILY: Adiantaceae/Pteridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Light green
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: Not blooming
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Spores or rhizome division in spring/autumn
  • ORIGIN: Worldwide

Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis

  • NAME: Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis
  • COMMON NAME: Blue amaryllis
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Tufts division in late winter or spring
  • ORIGIN: South Africa

Allium giganteum

  • NAME: Allium giganteum
  • COMMON NAME: Ornamental garlic
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/Lilac
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Central Asia

Buddleja davidii sp

  • COMMON NAME: Butterflies shrub
  • FAMILY: Buddlejaceae/Loganiaceae
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting
  • ORIGIN: China

FLOWER COLOUR:

  • “Black Knight”: Deep purple
  • “Empire Blue”: Blue
  • “Nanho Blue”: Blue
  • “Nanho Purple”: Violet/Mauve
  • “Royal Red”: Red
  • “White Profusion”: White

Caryopteris x clandonensis var. "Grand Blue"

  • NAME: Caryopteris x clandonensis var. “Grand Blue”
  • COMMON NAME: Blue spirea
  • FAMILY: Verbenaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in autumn, soft wood cutting in spring
  • ORIGIN: Eastern Asia

Castore e Polluce

  • NAME: Castore e Polluce
  • COMMON NAME: Castore
  • FAMILY: Rosaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/White/Red
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: Spring/Summer
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Hanging bush 70-90cm Height (25,5″)
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting
  • ORIGIN: Ibrido Barni

Ceratostigma Wilmottianum "Forest Blue"

  • NAME: Ceratostigma Wilmottianum “Forest Blue”
  • COMMON NAME: Plumbago
  • FAMILY: Plumbaginaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Semi-woody perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Western China

Chimonanthus praecox

  • NAME: Chimonanthus praecox
  • COMMON NAME: Calicanto
  • FAMILY: Calycanthaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Reddish yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: December/March
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in autumn or offshoot in spring
  • ORIGIN: China

Cornus Alba Elegantissima

  • NAME: Cornus Alba Elegantissima
  • COMMON NAME: Corniolo
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, seed, offshoot, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Siberia and China

Cornus stolonifera flaviranea

  • NAME: Cornus stolonifera flaviranea
  • COMMON NAME: Corniolo
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, seed, offshoot, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Siberia

Cornus sanguinea

  • NAME: Cornus sanguinea
  • COMMON NAME: Sanguinello
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Opaque white
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, seed, offshoot, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Italy

Cupressus sempervirens "Bolgheri" & "Pyramidalis"

  • NAME: Cupressus sempervirens “Bolgheri” & “Pyramidalis”
  • COMMON NAME: Cypress
  • FAMILY: Cupressaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Green/Brown
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: All year round
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Echinacea purpurea

  • NAME: Echinacea purpurea
  • COMMON NAME: Echinacea
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae/composites
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple/Pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, division in autumn and cutting
  • ORIGIN: North America

Euphorbia cyparissias

  • NAME: Euphorbia cyparissias
  • COMMON NAME: Cypress spurge
  • FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow/Greenish
  • FOLIAGE: Evegreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cutting and division
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Geranium sp.

  • NAME: Geranium
  • COMMON NAME: Geranium
  • FAMILY: Geraniaceae
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Europe and Asia

Iris pseudacorus

  • NAME: Iris pseudacorus
  • COMMON NAME: Aquatic iris
  • FAMILY: Iridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Rhizomes division
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Italy

Lavandula angustifolia, L. spica, L. officinalis

  • NAME: Lavandula angustifolia
  • COMMON NAME: Officinal lavender
  • FAMILY: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Violet blue
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting and seed
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Lonicera caprifolium fragrantissima

  • NAME: Lonicera caprifolium fragrantissima
  • COMMON NAME: Common honeysuckle, Madreselva
  • FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, offshoot, grafting and seed
  • ORIGIN: Europe and spontaneous in Italy