The Boxwood is an evergreen that belongs to the Buxaceae family used along with the Yew, as rigid borders for flowerbeds in Italian landscape gardens of country residences.
Even in Villa Arconati at Bollate, the Italian landscape garden called garden of flowers by the original owners, welcomes visitors with its geometric flowerbeds and flowers from yearlong flowering plants. This garden precedes the western façade of the monumental complex and climbs towards the front of the Villa leading to the entrance of the theatre. The main courtyard is reached through a portico situated on the oriental part, where it extends to another Italian landscape garden. The latter is arranged following the same central perspective of the driveway, which culminates in the Theatre of Diana.