Above: The Garden History class poses for a photo.

Landscape Architecture professor Tom Woodfin led a group of students on a travel study experience through Italy for his Garden History course this summer.

Read the course description (found below), and get inspired by their adventures!

“Beginning in Venice and Padua, we will trace the early spice markets and apothecaries in Venice then to the earliest Western botanical garden in Padua, the church complex and garden in Pisa and the Medici villas in Florence at Fiesole, Castello and Petraia. Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli outside Rome provided statuary for Cardinal d’Este’s villa a thousand years later. Villa Lante in Bagnaia has been called the most beautiful garden in Italy.”