Recreate Mediterranean vistas with Italian Gardens. With their gravel paths, flowering bushes, cacti and shaded Pergolas with bright tiles, the Italian Gardens mesmerize one. The Mediterranean garden is low maintenance, low water requiring garden. The shaded pergolas with scented leaves of creepers are one highlight. Then there are the beautiful terracotta pots and containers for the plants. Since water is scarce in Mediterranean, succulent plants are much used. Another specific feature of the Mediterranean gardens are the marvelous tiles. They just add beauty to the whole. The water fountains and bird baths are another key feature to cool the air. Lawns are kept to a minimum or totally taken off and gravel or pebbled mosaics are created.