Cassa de Serralves, Porto

Earlier this year Chris and I visited Porto, Portugal and during the trip popped to the Serralves museum of modern art. What we hadn’t appreciated was that the museum is situated on an 18 hectare landscaped garden belonging to the Cassa de Serralves. Built between 1925 – 1944 by Carlos Alberto Cabral, 2nd Count of Vizela, it is an audacious example of Art Deco architecture and Modernist landscaping with the building emblazoned in Millennial Pink. The sloping landscaped park is huge, with paths taking you between hyper minimalist areas including a huge concrete pergolas, a lake with grotto and a tennis court as though from the future.

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Jack Wallington

I'm an RHS qualified garden designer living in Clapham, London who loves growing plants and designing with them. Follow me on Twitter.

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