Florence is all around you
EdV Garden is a little cluster of natural and artistic beauty that spans 3000 square meters with an amazing view of the city of Florence. Here everything you see has been designed by Alice: a corner of the world where she has been creating art installations inspired by memories, plants and nature for over 20 years.
From the highest spot…
EdV Garden would probably not be the same without the beautiful landscape of Florence in front of it. The garden is not a tribute to the city though, and it must not be compared to the incredible beauty of the town.
… a dazzling view of the city of Florence
Why should a visitor venture above the Piazzale Michelangelo looking for EdV Garden?
Why, after a long day visiting museums, shouldn’t one long to see magnificent creations of unusual objects?
Why shouldn’t one want to find lightness of mind by looking at cute little colorful hens? Why shouldn’t a place of such artistic expression be a good spot to observe the beauty of Florence?
Green, multi-shape creations with a story to tell
EdV Garden, before becoming what it is today, used to be an olive garden – one of those soft, green fields that are very characteristic of the surrounding areas of Florence. This green field has always been a remarkable place, even before Alice started her designing project. Extending more or less over half a hectare, the place truly offers an extraordinary view of the city.
The olive trees that are so beloved to our creator are still here – they were simply freed from the necessity of producing oil. Thus came the installations of different natures and shapes, surrounding the timeless olive trees.
A visible path through small walled lanes, where shadows play with sunlight, will guide you to the twenty-six creative installations populating EdV Garden.
Everyone is free to roam and interpret the route according to their own desires: every installation has a story that can relate to everything or just appreciate how it is – like chapters of a book with no page numbers.
These stories have the sound of laurel, rosemary, boxwood, myrtle, sage, thyme, helichrysum and peppermint… or else they can be the juice of a ripened fruit, saying hello from the branch of a cherry or peach tree.
Some of them were already here before Alice started her project, while a lot more were added by her based on defined qualities. All plants, flowers and fruits are actors in a big theatrical production that takes place every day in the garden.
The fresh and tangy scent of the hills will add unexpected features to the fourteen major installations, and to the others that you will discover along the path.