The renovation of parks and gardens represents one of the main professional activities landscape architects are requested by public administration; and not only because many of these public spaces are in a state of degradation, if not total abandonment. Often time has created a natural adaptation of the diverse species to the environment which, on the whole, seems very different from the initial project, creating incongruous and often inaccessible spaces. Not only. The historically consolidated models of the modern city, from the romantic garden to the english park, are no longer congruent with contemporary needs: more sophisticated under the profile of security and material regulations, more careful towards the principles of sustainability and biodiversity, more performative in regards to the management and maintenance of the systems. Can a routine professional job become a creative action? An opportunity to transform a banal space into a place which is able to express contemporary aesthetic values favour of community?