Last week I got to see the gardens of a 17th century villa. This villa isn't normally open to the public and I could only look on it from afar, so I was really pleased to be invited on this occasion.
The occasion was an arty event, with 'installations' by various artists dotted about the garden and grounds. Some of it was interesting and good and some was well...just interesting!
I wish I could show some photos, but I think I would need permission to do so. I did like a sculpture of a child playing hide and seek made from garden mud, and also music made from recordings of the
The evening finished off with jazz music on the terrace and I would have loved to sketch, but the sun was setting as we arrived and light faded fast into darkness. The sketch above is from my photographs and shows a tree with amazing roots growing over rocks, lit up by the setting sun. (I can't resist trees and roots).