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Design: an encounter between science and humanism

The design of the Scientific Garden was entrusted to the landscape architecture studio del Buono Gazerwitz from London and draws inspiration both from the Emilia region rural landscape surrounding the company, and from the sixteenth century geometry of the Garden of Simples of Padua (UNESCO World Heritage), the origin of all the botanical gardens in the world. The garden geometry - a circular plan with an inscribed square - is reminiscent of the Vitruvian Man and subdivides sections dedicated to different botanical types. 
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The Scientific Garden plants

Plants have been selected according to the scientific properties useful to Davines Research and Development laboratoryor to the wellbeing of staff. The Scientific Garden is indeed both a place of research, and a natural space one can enter to enjoy the beneficial effects deriving from contact with green. 

  1. Garden of aromatic plants:it hosts for example basil, parsley, coriander and thyme. Some of these plants are used for cooking in our Bistrot.
  2. Garden of medicinal plants:it contains the plants present in our formulas, such as Echinacea, Agastache Mexicana, Mirabilis Jalapa and many more.
  3. Garden of tinting plants: it hosts the tinting plants used to produce natural colours.
  4. Garden of perfumed plants: it is home to marvellous flowering plants and a wide variety of roses, including Boscobel, Vanessa Bell, Winchester Cathedral, Darcey Bussel, Munstead Wood, Buff Beauty and Wildeve.
  1. Garden of aromatic plants: it hosts for example basil, parsley, coriander and thyme. Some of these plants are used for cooking in our Bistrot.
  2. Garden of medicinal plants:it contains the plants present in our formulas, such as Echinacea, Agastache Mexicana, Mirabilis Jalapa and many more.
  3. Garden of tinting plants:it hosts the tinting plants used to produce natural colours.
  4. Garden of perfumed plants:it is home to marvellous flowering plants and a wide variety of roses, including Boscobel, Vanessa Bell, Winchester Cathedral, Darcey Bussel, Munstead Wood, Buff Beauty and Wildeve.

Greenhouse

In the Scientific Garden there is also room for a Greenhouse, designed and manufactured in England with the aim of containing species that would not adapt to the Emilia Romagna climate, but that are useful for laboratory research. Our goal is selecting the plants by the end of 2020. The result we would like to achieve is this: the central part of the Greenhouse will feature an orangery, for citrus fruit typical of the Mediterranean; the two sides will host plants from humid tropical areas, such as banana trees, or cacti typical of dry tropical areas
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Arboretum
The Scientific Garden is surrounded by an Arboretum, a collection of trees coming from all over the worldto represent our international community so that its cultural heritage and diversity can be symbolically present at the Davines Village. 
Green Kilometre
The motorway is not far from the Davines Village. Therefore, on the northern side we planted trees that can naturally contrast the harmful emissions of cars. We are one of the promoters of the Parma Green Kilometre positive impact project. 

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