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The Walton gardens at La Mortella

The wonderful 'La Mortella' gardens in the grounds of the home built by the late English
composer, Sir William Walton, and his Argentinian-born wife Lady Susana, near Forio, on
the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples.

These pictures have been taken on several visits, over a number of years. For more about
the couple, the gardens and also the work of the William Walton Foundation and Trust,
see __

To allow staff time to work, the gardens only open on certain days of each week...

The 2013 year runs from Thursday 28 March until Sunday 3 November, with the gardens
opening on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - from 9.00 to 19.00.

But check their site for a definitive list of times and prices!
For the best view of these pictures, click on one, select the "Original" size, and press F11.
On March 21 2010, at the age of 83, Lady Walton - ever a charismatic figure in the worlds of
gardening and of music - passed away peacefully at her home. According to her wishes, her ashes
have been buried close to those of her husband, in the Nymphaeum on the mountainside at La Mortella.

There's a touching article, from the UK press, here:

... and an obit on:
Fountain in the “Nymphaeum”: Seat in the “Nymphaeum”: An arch of green lava over one of the upper pathways Approaching William's Rock
Wlliam's Rock - the English side The inscription on William's Rock William's Rock - the Italian side
Centrepiece of the Victoria House at La Mortella Bocca - in the Victoria House
Bocca again
Thai house roses Bottle brush plant Passiflora alata
The entrance to the concert hall
Major sponsors At La Mortella
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La Mortella