These Italian gardens display an abundance of gorgeous flowers and Renaissance-style architecture
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The world-renowned Garden of Ninfa is an Italian natural wonder created by the Caetani family – and, more especially, by three generations of remarkable women. Read more about it in our May issue – on shelves now.
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A labyrinth and enchanted garden bring a new dimension to this private botanical garden
Makaranga is one of Durban’s best-kept secrets, a magical, 30-acre private botanical garden in the mist belt of Kloof. Quietly developed over 20 years by passionate billionaire plantsman Leslie Riggall as Fern Valley Botanical Garden, it’s a breathtaking collection of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas, bromeliads and rare orchids, many imported from the East, France and the US. Leslie created an idyllic setting for them, opening a series of ponds off the stream that winds down from a waterfall in a corner of the property, and fashioning an authentic Japanese garden at its heart with stone bridges and lantern