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The Garden Of EdenThe First GardenTheGarden of Eden is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in theBook of Genesis and also in thebook of Ezekiel.The "garden of God", not calledEden, is mentioned in Genesis 14, and the "trees of the garden" are mentioned in Ezekiel 31. TheBook of Zechariahand theBook of Psalmsalso refer to trees and water in relation to the temple without explicitly mentioning Eden.National GardensThe English St. Andrews Botanic Garden

ST ANDREWS BOTANIC GARDENDescribed as the hidden gem of Scotland, this 18-acre garden founded by St Andrews University in 1889 is full of plants native to Scotland, which can handle the clay and limestone soil normal to this area. Also there are plants from all over the world, especially in the glasshouse, which is split into seven sections, featuring alpines, orchids, Mediterranean plants and succulents. And to round it off, St Andrews has an amazing 8,000 different fern species to become acquainted with. Open daily. Check website for opening times.

The Formal French GardenTheFrench formal garden, also calledjardin la franaise, is a style of garden based on symmetry and the principle of imposing order over nature. It reached its apogee in the 17th century with the creation of theGardens of Versailles, designed forLouis XIVby the landscape architectAndr Le Ntre. The style was widely copied by other courts of Europe.The Garden As TheatreThe Garden la francaise was often used as a setting for plays, spectacles, concerts, and displays offireworks. In 1664, Louis XIV celebrated a six-day festival in the gardens, with cavalcades, comedies, ballets, and fireworks. Gardens of Versailles included a theatre of water, decorated with fountains and statues of the infancy of the gods (destroyed between 1770 and 1780). Full-size ships were constructed for sailing on the Grand Canal, and the garden had an open-air ballroom, surrounded by trees; a water organ,a labyrinth, and a grotto.The Spanish GardenA traditionalSpanish Gardenis a style ofgardenordesigned landscapedeveloped in historicSpain, incorporating principles and elements ofgarden designfrom precedents in ancientPersian gardens,Roman gardensandIslamic gardens, and the great Moorish gardens of theAl-Andalusera on theIberian Peninsula. In the 20th and 21st centuries a 'Spanish Garden,' or new gardens in Spain, have continued, interpreted, abstracted, or departed from these traditional planning and aesthetic motifs.Greek GardenA distinction is made betweenGreek gardens, made inancient Greece, andHellenisticgardens, made under the influence of Greek culture in late classical times. Little is known about either.Turkish GardenThe City of Cleveland has made the Turkish Gardens proposed site official. The Turkish community can now begin building on the plot which lies on East Blvd (last plot on East Blvd) from the Rockefeller Greenhouse property on the north to St. Clair Avenue on the south. Coincidentally, the Turkish Gardens proposed site in immediately east of both the Armenian and Azerbaijan Gardens on MLK. Those nations border Turkey geographically; each east of Turkey. The Turkish community will now focus on preparing the site for their Garden and then erecting the first phase of their Garden, the Whirling Dervish. See the following JPG files showing the overall Garden design and an artists rendering of the Sufi (Whirling Dervish) court with white statue.The Russian Summer GardenSummer GardenThe Summer Garden is located where the Fontanka River flows out of the Neva River. It was founded in 1704 by order of Peter the Great, who was personally involved in planning it, and is laid out according to strict geometrical principles. The Summer Garden is home to marble statues acquired from Europe especially for Russia's new capital, and also to rare flowers and plants, as well as fountains. It was a traditional location for courtly life outside the palace, and balls were held here by the nobility, who also enjoyed simply taking the air in the Garden.

Chinese GardenTheChinese gardenis a landscape garden style which has evolved over three thousand years. It includes both the vast gardens of the Chinese emperors and members of the Imperial Family, built for pleasure and to impress, and the more intimate gardens created by scholars, poets, former government officials, soldiers and merchants, made for reflection and escape from the outside world. They create an idealized miniature landscape, which is meant to express the harmony that should exist between man and nature.[1]A typical Chinese garden is enclosed by walls and includes one or more ponds, rock works, trees and flowers, and an assortment of halls and pavilions within the garden, connected by winding paths and zig-zag galleries. By moving from structure to structure, visitors can view a series of carefully composed scenes, unrolling like a scroll of landscape paintings.[2]

Japanese GardenJapanese gardens(nihon teien)are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract andstylizedway.[1]The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens ofBuddhisttemples were designed for contemplation and meditation.Japanese garden styles includekaresansui,Japanese rock gardensor zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water;roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where theJapanese tea ceremonyis conducted;kaiy-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; andtsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.

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