Natural Coastal Planting in Italy

While the weather becomes decidedly colder and wintery, we at Esterni Design Partnership console ourselves with images of sunnier climates. According to the BBC Weather office, 2010 has been the second hottest year on record, following 1998. These statistics often don't register in our normal day to day life, though research, development and study of climate change, climate mitigation through planting and resource management and use of local natural materials with a low footprint  is central to the way Esterni Design Partnership approaches all our exterior design projects.

While we reflect on this, and the possibility of lots of snow in the Hampshire region in the next days and weeks, we  are sharing some images of natural wild planting, in late summer, at Talamone, on the coast of southern Tuscany, Italy.

We also find, scouring the internet, that it was one of the locations for the Bond movie, Quantum of Solace! Rugged, beautiful, sunny, planted coast. Perfect!

Till next time...