The garden of stone sculptures

The garden of stone sculptures

The garden of stone sculptures 900 600 Krei

The garden of stone sculptures

It is a new project of vegetable garden conceived as a sensory journey among stone sculptures, plants and flowers, that welcomes inside a perimeter vegetable garden in Peperino.

Even the stone has one, one hundred, one thousand souls at the service of a vegetable garden with great evocative value. There is the Peperino hare pepping out from a bush in the company of other animals, there are plaques engraved with dates and special warnings. There are traces that mix together, signs of the past, elapsed, lived time. The aim is to make the green space a living environment, a good retreat for the heart, where you can caress the plants and flowers with your gaze, cultivating the memories of loved ones.

The garden of stone sculptures is in fact the project of an extraordinary green oasis that should be seen not only as an act of design, but also as an act of love destined to celebrate the memory of moments, people, and emotions. A sensory project that surprises and amazes and that combines the decorative appearance, with various plants, hedges and bushes, with a perimeter vegetable garden with edges made of Peperino stone.

Nature and sculpture come together in the garden

The authentic and primitive beauty of nature combines with the evocative force of the sculpture, contaminating the open-air green environments in an aesthetic mixture of strong impact. Among the most relevant example in Italy is the Sacro Bosco (Sacred Grove) of Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo. It is characterized by its Peperino works dating back to the 16th century depicting mythological and grotesque creatures. In the province of Grosseto, near Capalbio, there is the Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarot Garden) which houses the works of the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, decorated with ceramics and coloured glass. The sculpture is also part of the Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Garden) in Florence. It was built between the 16th and 19th centuries and is now a UNESCO heritage site where you can breathe in history, culture, botany and art.

Sculpture is one of the oldest art forms in the world. Krei, as a partner of architectural firms and designers in architectural projects with natural materials, supports companies and individuals in the creation of sculptural works for furniture and decorations, dedicating itself to the processing of different materials starting from a drawing, a project, selecting the raw material and following the entire process. Creativity and manual skills combine in an alternation of traditional gestures and techniques supported by modern machinery. We devote great attention to the search for precious stone, providing complete and professional support to the client for the management of all phases of the construction of the work.

The garden of stone sculptures in Peperino

The garden of stone sculptures in Peperino was created in the heart of Tuscia Viterbese by a passionate entrepreneur in the sector of natural materials applied to architecture, on the land once cultivated by his father as an affectionate act towards a loved one who is no longer here. By cultivating his memory, he created a vegetable garden with great evocative value.

Why Peperino? Peperino or Piperino is an Italian word describing a magmatic rock, of volcanic origin, a very durable natural material. It is very widespread in the province of Viterbo, in the Cimini Mountains area.
It is made up of fragments of trachyte or tephra, and contains leucite in various percentages. For this reason its classic colour is speckled gray which is flanked by a rarer pink variety.
Its main peculiarities are that it has a great durability, is weather-resistant, as for temperature changes, and keeps its powerful beauty intact.

The sensory journey of the vegetable garden

Welcome in the garden of stone sculptures.

A Peperino sculpture, surrounded by an Ampelopis hedge, which is inspired by the “Mouth of Truth”, welcomes you. It represents the purity of mind of those who visit this magic place.

You can continue along a porch of chestnut, where several pieces are carved, including the date of arrival in the new house together with the oak leaves that surround the land.

The vegetable garden: animal sculptures in Peperino

Under the shade, geraniums and plants with colourful flowers frame the patio, extending to the lawn, where a Perovskia atriplicifolia hedge offers a glimpse of a hare in peperino.

Walking in the garden, you can find several animals all made of Peperino. It represents the fauna that has populated the area over time.

“My father had a great passion for hunting, which is why we decided to represent animals. A way to contaminate the space, remember its anecdotes, and make the space alive”

The entrance of the garden

The stone staircase is the real entrance of the vegetable garden and it is coloured by big deep purple flowers of Platycodon grandiflorus. Here two large eyes, memory of a loved one, carved and wrapped in a hedge of Apelopis or Canadian vine, seem to watch over visitors.

In the garden, the yellow of the tomatoes alternates with the orange of the pumpkin flowers and the purple of the artichoke flowers. Silence and light colour this picture at different times of the day and during the months of the year. The best time to enter is dawn, when the warm light illuminates the leaves and the garden awakens.

The vegetable garden with edges made of peperino stone sees the alternation of tanks surrounded by green lawn, creating continuity with the areas where the fruit plants are located and the paths that lead to a Casaletto (country house).

The vegetable garden: the Casaletto shows the signs of the past

A place of memories and traditions that takes you back in time. Its baskets and its sieve are still there, yet everything has changed.

Entering the Casaletto, you can see engravings left by tools that have imprinted their workmanship on a painting made from recycled wood. They are traces that mix together, signs of the past that has been spent, lived.
The lamp, made of Lavagrigia, is a unique piece designed by Sara Lucci for Its Stone.

The same textures, worked by Francesco Pogliaghi in a “progetto nudo” with raw lime and decorated by hand are present in all the walls of the house.

In a wall of tufo you can see a particular plaque. The left part was made in 1973, while the right part, recovered and recently built, bears in the center “Nulla tenaci send est via”, the concept that summarizes what has been done over the years and that the father has always transmitted and wanted to transmit.

“For the tenacious, no road is impassable”

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