Tuscany Landscape Design
Tuscany landscape design conjures up visions of the warm Italian countryside--grapes ready to drop off twisted vines and pietas of the Italian Renaissance pop into mind. It is the combining of formal gardens and architectural elements which creates the Tuscan landscape design rife with detailing such as grottos concealed in boxwood hedges and centerpiece marble fountains.
Tuscan landscape design largely makes use of evergreens, stone and water in geometric forms and set on hillsides or nestled into terrace spaces. Boxwood hedges and avenues of cypress trees line this landscaping; walls, archways and hidden grottos give shape to these strong rows. Large fountains with delicately chiseled Italian sculpture riddle garden areas. Some regions of North America, such as the northeast can certainly tailor the Tuscan landscape's obsession with water features--the Northeast's multitude of lakes and waterways evoke a Tuscan feeling.