The Augustus Gardens, Giardini Augusto, are about a 15 minute walk from Piazza Umberto I, Capri's main square. The path to the gardens passes above the Certosa di San Giacomo, a 14th century convent that now houses a museum and library. Concerts are sometimes held at the certosa. The walkway also passes the laboratory of the perfumes of Capri.
The gardens, commissioned by Krupp in the 1930s, are a display of island flowers planted on terraces. There's a large panoramic terrace above the gardens offering spectacular views of the certosa, the Faraglioni rocks, Monte Tuoro, the bay of Marina Piccola and Monte Solaro.