Il Pergolato di Rosa – Roses

Il Pergolato di Rosa has emerged from its life as a cricket pitch to a Rose Pergola that looks like it was meant to be. Of all the garden beds we made the roses took the longest to get right – but we are there now!

We covered the cricket pitch with crazy tiles – then built the pergola – a simple design but with a solid feel. Also the options of what to do with all that concrete were limited!


There is a meandering path down that leads past welcome bed and the olive trees to the many roses. We have added some more Mary Lou Pittard tiles – some seating, another bird house, an old gate, artichokes AND some more roses. To the front there is a diamond shaped bed with geraniums lining the edge with roses in the centre.