About 55 years ago I took a class in garden history at UCB. I wondered if I would ever get to see any of those gardens and today I did. My professor said that Villa Gamberaia was a perfect example of a renaissance garden using the views to enhance the landscape.
VIEWS OF TUSCANY FROM VILLA GAMBERAIA
The grey color of the Olives and their rolling forms are a beautiful contrast to the dark green vertical spikes of the Italian Cypress.
Note the beautiful overlapping forms of the boxwoods.
The use of color in this garden is very restrained but the contrast between the pink roses and powder blue water is very effective.
The repetition of the citrus pots is a simple and effective way of unifying the garden.
Old items with a patina give character to a garden.