The garden combines typical classical Italian plan and Italian Renaissance elements such as the hornbeam pergola, the orchard and fish ponds while including an exceptional variety and number of flowers. Two long fishponds are flanked by banks of calla lilies and irises, brimming with water-lilies, and bordered by two wide rosebeds massed with flowers whose hues range from white to the deepest pink. The sheer variety and abundance of flowers and shrubs is one of the most amazing characteristics of this garden: in April the fruit trees are already laden with blossom, whilst the borders and lawns are studded with masses of daffodils. In May one fo the two old fish ponds is framed by a tall espalier of roses and an entire facade of one of the outside buildings is literally covered with Rosa gigantea, whilst wide swathes of white roses are amassed against the walls of the villa itself. Autumn si the time when the garden glows with the vivid flowers of the Michaelmas daisy, whilst clumps of bright yellow sternbergia colour the surrounding lawns.