La Landriana Gardens, just south of Rome at Tor S. Lorenzo, will hold its popular garden exhibition and market from Friday 22 April until Monday 25 April. This year more than 100 exhibitors and experts will be on hand to advise on garden design and how to care for plants and shrubs; in addition, tree climbers will demonstrate their skills at tree surgery.

Every year the famous gardens of La Landriana, designed by Russell Page for the late owner, the Marchesa Lavinia Gallarati Scotti, opens to the public on certain weekends from April to October. See below.

The garden fair will be open every day from 10.00 -19.00. Tickets are 4.50 for the garden fair and 8 for the fair and entrance to the estate garden. There is no charge for children under eight, and there are special prices for groups and senior citizens.

La Landriana, Via Campo di Carne 51, Tor S. Lorenzo, Ardea. For more information www.giardinidellalandriana.it tel. 0691014140.

Opening times: April and May: every Sat, Sun and holidays from 10.00 - 12.00 and 15.00 - 18.00. June, July, September and October: every first and third Sunday and holidays from 10.00 -12.00 and 16.00 - 19.00. August: the weekend of 14 and 15 from 10.00 - 12.00 and 16.00 -19.00.

Tickets 6 for adults and 3 for children.