Ethimo’s deep passion for the garden is also the story of a family that has been closely linked to the world of outdoors and gardens for over 30 years.
It all started towards the end of the seventies with an exciting business venture that led to the creation and diffusion, first in Italy and then in the rest of Europe, of an outdoor living culture with style and elegance, meant as a natural extension of the home’s interior spaces.
This was followed by the creation of the Moutan Botanical Centre, a single-theme garden with a myriad of colours, set into the splendid Lazio countryside on the border between Tuscany and Umbria and home to the world’s biggest collection of peonies.
The result of enthusiastic studies, it is an enchanting place where springtime brings a truly unique spectacle of vast fields of multi-coloured petals. A 14-hectare park, with over 230,000 plants of 600 different varieties. The first pieces of the future collection of garden furniture were thought up to welcome the many visitors and furnish the reception areas and the restaurant in this garden. Tables, chairs, benches and parasols devised, designed and produced by drawing inspiration from the colours of the peonies and the spring blooms.