Already around 5 000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia rose was cultivated. Sargon I, the first king of Akkad, had rose bushes in his garden. Then this species from Babylon and Persia was brought to the region of present Turkey and then to Egypt and Rome. In Egypt in Late Period (1085-300 B.C.) Rosa sancta was… Continue reading Rosa in ancient times
At present we live surrounding by plants from all over the world, sometimes not even aware that our favorite pot plants or flower originates from not only different country but different continent. It was not always so but people tried to enrich the selection of cultivated plants for long time. The first attempt occurred already… Continue reading Acclimatization of plants – first attempts
also called A-ha fence The fence or a garden element called ha-ha or aha, is a hidden border of a garden or park, allowing an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond and at the same time prohibits prevented grazing animals to enter the estates grounds. It provides therefore the visual connection and prolongation of garden… Continue reading Ha-Ha fence
Do you ever heard about Venice? I think it should be rather asked, who did not hear about this city. But beside this most famous Venice located in Italy, there are a few places all over the world, which are called Venice or rather “Venice of …”. . A few of them have a unique… Continue reading Venice of …..
The water is an important and essential part in almost all garden types and styles and plays a few various roles. It is quite often presented in the form of a fountain, which was used for many centuries in different parts of the world. Still there is a distinctive difference between fountains built in Europe… Continue reading Difference between Arabic and European fountains
Recently we had a look at some basic vocabulary, connected with medieval gardens. Now, let's continue a little this topic. . Types of medieval garden Abbot’s garden – having ornamental and representational function, located outside monastery where an abbot received lay guests. Herbularius (also called Hortus medicus) – garden of medical plants, prototype of botanical… Continue reading Dictionary of medieval garden part 2
There was only a little remained of ancient garden culture in Europe after the Great Migration period but it is not true that nothing left. At first, the gardens recovered in monasteries and then spread again to private residences. Let’s look at most typical topics connected with gardens from this period. Parts of garden and… Continue reading Dictionary of medieval gardens