Many thanks to Dr. Katharine von Stackelberg for coming to talk with me about ancient gardens and how the Pompeia in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, were two highly innovative and original reinterpretations of ancient houses, villas and gardens.
The Pompeia, Saratoga Springs
One can see that gardens were integral to the exterior, just as they were to the interior.
The sculptures and paintings clearly draw on ancient examples. These historical images and other are available from Cornell University’s digital collections.