I Giardini La Mortella (La Mortella Gardens) is one of the main tourist attractions in Ischia Island (pron. eeskia). In 2012, it won the First Place Grandi Giardini Italiani Award for its exceptionally well-maintained green spaces.
The Gardens are located in Forio town where they extend over two hectares, hosting more than three thousand different species of plants. Ponds and water fountains house aquatic plants like lotus and tropical water lily. These extremely rich ecosystems make the garden a special place throughout the entire year.
Yes, this is a garden that is able to offer you its best in summer as well as in winter. You won’t believe how green and luxuriant the flowers and fruits can be in cold times. Between January and February you can see camellias blossom and soon after the oriental magnolias will turn the Gardens into a real fairy-tale location.
Come and visit us, we are well known for our expert tour guides! We really enjoy showing our guest how surprising this garden can be through each season. We run tours every Thursday afternoon when at least 20 people have signed up by appointment.
We will tell you how the famous English composer William Walton moved to Ischia Island with his young Argentinian wife, right after WW2, and built an incredible garden from scratch, leaving behind this amazing heritage. Then we will show you the more un-expected aspects of the garden, like its botanical species which change in every season of the year.
Here is all the information you need to organize your visit:
- Visits are every Thursday afternoon, starting from 14:30.
- The cost is € 15 per person.
- The tour lasts about 2 hours.
- We can organize transfers from your hotel to the Gardens.
- If your group is at least 20 people, we can organise a visit on a different week day, other than Thursday.
- You have to book your visit in advance.
Call us at +39 081 990118 (9:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 to 19:00) or write info [at] platypustour.com and visit your tour at La Mortella Gardens.