In Sicily, there are gardens that have the features of Arab culture, characterized by 200 years of domain, from 827 to 1060, which touched many aspects, both in architecture and in agriculture, and influenced the culture.
Castle della Zisa
Il Castle della Zisa dates back to the 12th century, was commissioned by King William I of Hauteville, is in the city of Palermo and was designed by an architect.
The fundamental element of the garden, the water who from a spring, the garden was characterized by a canal along about 130 metres which connects to a system of water tanks, ran in front of the portal of the Palace, recreating the ancient canal that goes from the inside of the building to the " the Fontana Room".
Originally these gardens had a mix of evergreens, fruit, flower gardens, planted in regular form, alternate with open areas with almond groves and arbors, gardens, large fig trees and the dominant presence of citrus trees.