The garden of Villa Mariposa is the result of a collection of Mediterranean and tropical plants that coexist and create a small paradise of nature. The trunks of olive trees are intertwined and form twisted figures. Ancient and picturesque palm trees(14 different species) crown the space around the house, letting in pieces of sunlight. A corner of rocky fossilized coral is dedicated a collection of succulents and cacti. The entire property is surrounded by a range of plants including; red pepper, asparagus, pomegranate and various eucalyptus, and the famous dragon trees from the Canary Island. An artificial lake is home to a family of turtles and for the children there are lots of birds and butterflies. The garden was designed and built with love, passion and scrupulous care by Osvaldo Mandelli and during his travels he always brought back with him a corner of the world.