Vizcaya’s European-inspired gardens are among the most elaborate in the United States. Reminiscent of gardens created in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy and France, the overall landscape design is conceived as a series of rooms.
The central space is dominated by low hedges, or parterres, in a geometric arrangement. Beyond that are the evocative Secret Garden, the intimate Theater Garden, the playful Maze Garden and the once-watery domain of the Fountain Garden. On either side of this designed landscape, James Deering preserved the native forest.
The gallery below represents the many facets of Vizcaya’s unique landscape architecture. The gardens feature a wide variety of living collections, ranging from endangered orchids and water lilies, to historic oak trees and native shrubs.
With its majestic architecture and magical gardens on Biscayne Bay, Vizcaya is a stunning venue for weddings, corporate affairs and social events. Those who have enjoyed an evening at Vizcaya with family, friends, colleagues or clients know there is nothing quite like it!