City greenery · Sustainability

Implementation of Howard’s idea of garden city

  In my last article I have written about Howard's idea of a garden city. It hasn't finished on the theoretical idea but there were (and are) quite many attempts to realize Howard’s ideas in practice. The most famous ones were: Letchworth, projected by Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker in England near London. The construction… Continue reading Implementation of Howard’s idea of garden city

City greenery · Sustainability

Howard’s garden city

For centuries people tried to improve their houses to create more friendly environment for living. The problems of living conditions increased in XIX century and were connected with rapid growth of industrial areas and big cities. Therefore one can observed increased number of proposals of solutions or at least the searches for them. The significant… Continue reading Howard’s garden city

Historical gardens · Horticulture

Longest cultivated plants

The first gardens, of which we know at present, existed in ancient Egypt.  In the tomb of Tutankhamen (reigned in 14th century BC) floral wreath were found, consisted among other of olive and willow leaves, lotos, cornflowers and wild celery. The most typical and well-known species, cultivated by human being since those ancient times are:… Continue reading Longest cultivated plants

Historical gardens · Others

The origin of word “paradise”

  The word “paradise” describes usually a place of everlasting happiness, peace and harmony. It is also a place of wonderful beauty and delight. So in general an ideal dreamed place where everybody would like to stay forever. The term of "paradise" is also associated with the term "the Garden of Eden" by all three… Continue reading The origin of word “paradise”