La Mortella Gardens, a great love story

La Mortella Gardens were the fruit of the great love story between Lady Susana Walton and Sir William Walton.

She was born in Argentina in a high-ranking family, and had soon found work at the British Consulate in Buenos Aires.

He was a famous British composer known for a number of symphonies and soundtracks, including the one he had created for the film “Henry V”, featuring Laurence Olivier.

They met in the Argentinian capital in 1947, fell in love, and never left each other’s side after that.

They decided to move to Italy and settled on Forio, on the volcanic island of Ischia, in 1949. They bought a property where Susana – with the help of the great landscape designer Russel Page – created a wonderful botanical park. She dedicated it to her brilliant husband William.

La Mortella Gardens opened to the public in 1991. They are a floral symphony celebrating a great love story.

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La Mortella Gardens, a great love story

Forio, Isola d'Ischia (Na)
via F. Calise, 39
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