About the garden
The amaro garden is a living exploration of the botanical history of the Italian liqueur amaro.
This garden is a collection of plants that are known ingredients in modern amaro. Because amaro evolved from bitter medicinal liquors crafted by monks, plants that were cultivated by medieval physic gardens are also included, dovetailing the modern with botanicals that hold historic significance.
This website was created to accompany and contextualize the garden. Each plant in the amaro garden had signage that included an individualized QR code that pointed viewers (via their smartphones) to pages on this site so they could learn more about the plant’s historical context in traditional herbal medicine and amaro-making.
While amaro has its roots in medieval medicine, today its imbibed strictly for pleasure. Its rich history makes for a delicious exploration that rewards the curious palate.
A view of the garden
Labor Ipse Voluptas