Welcome to Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden), a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!

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The beginning

“The first gardens were not made, but discovered. A natural spot – a clearing in the forest, a valley opening up in a barren mountainside, an island in a remote lake – made pleasant by a belt of trees, flowering, fragrant, and bearing fruit.  The hum of bees mingles with the tinkling fall of water, for a stream winds across the tranquil scene.  In the centre there is a grassy space, and the grass is rich with flowers.”

Christopher Thacker: The History of Gardens, p. 9.