The gardens at La Bruguera de Púbol have been carved from a mature forest of Holme Oak and several species of Pine native to the Mediterranean. The villa rests near the top of a gentle slope, and the forest has been sensitively cut away around the house to reveal beautiful southern and eastern views out over the massive trees towards the Gavarres hills, and nearby olive groves.
Water is a recurring feature, with five ponds in various locations throughout the nine acre forest, some with fish, many with other aquatic life such as frogs, and a small stream which flows from the uppermost to the lowest, several times a day.
Over our first year living here, we developed a feel for the forest, and its “rooms”. Working with the natural layout of the slope and the trees, we have created several sheltered, enclosed areas in the forest, which are suited for gatherings, lectures, yoga, calm reflection, meditation, stretching, or alone time.
The forest garden boasts a large kitchen garden, from which we produce an abundance of fresh, delicious produce each year, a significant number of fruit trees yielding peaches, mandarins, avocados, oranges, nisperos and figs, as well as a canopy of grape vines from which we make table wine.
The Casademonts loved to gift each other follies on significant family dates – visit, and you can walk the forest trails to discover a fountain in the style of Gaudí, a vintage Spanish telephone box, and a number of other quirks dotted throughout the landscape.
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