Location: Chiarentana, La Foce, Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, Italy.
Overview: Consultancy to oversee the management of the garden so that it is more in tune with the natural landscape, creating a careful balance between wild and kept.
Chiarentana is an historic country house within the UNESCO world heritage site of the Val D’Orcia and incredible lunar landscape of the ‘Crete Senese’. The house is surrounded by 1000 hectares of estate farmland and woodlands.
We have been asked by Donata to oversee the management of the garden so that it is more in tune with the natural landscape, creating a careful balance between wild and kept by making subtle changes to maintenance regimes and techniques. We have been simplifying areas using more naturalistic plantings and creating wildflower meadows to support beneficial insects and butterflies, whilst softening the areas immediately surrounding the house using more colourful annual flower mixes. We undertake regular visits throughout the year to oversee the changes and to train a gardener there.
Chiarentana is considered one of Italy’s most exclusive properties for rental and comprises apartments and individual houses all within the stunning and peaceful landscape of the Val D’Orcia.