National Public Gardens Day
The term garden can be defined in many ways. The term garden can be used to describe anything, from small plots of land where flowers grow to large areas that can be used to plant fruit and vegetables. Garden can also be large open spaces with many different plants. These spaces can be used to entertain or spend time outside with friends and family. Public spaces can be used for live music and outdoor theater. These spaces are called public gardens.
Public gardens are the centerpieces of large cities and communities. They are a bright, colorful beacon in the middle a densely populated metropolis. They are a place to take your kids for a picnic or just for the joy of nature. Where and when did the first public park begin? Join us as we explore the history of National Public Gardens Day!
Mesopotamia is the “land between rivers” Tigris, Euphrates. It consists of a hilly, mountainous north and a flat, alluvial southern. The city-literate people of Mesopotamia were born around 3,000 BC.
Written texts, pictorial art, and archaeology provide evidence for the existence of their gardens. According to western tradition, Mesopotamia is the site of the Garden of Eden as well as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The representation of a sacred tree inspired the creation of temple gardens. There are many styles of royal gardens.
The palace walls enclosed the courtyard garden. A cultivated area was also found within the city walls. One of the enormous palace courtyards at Mari on the Middle Euphrates was known as the Court of the Palms. It is connected by walkways made of baked brick that are raised above the ground. The king and his entourage would eat there.
Ugarit (1.400BC) had a stone water basin. It was not centrally located as in Persian gardens later on, since the central feature was likely a tree (date palm, tamarisk). Assurbanipal, an Assyrian king, is seen reclining on a couch under an arbor of vines while he feasts with his queen in 7th century BC.
The display includes the trophy of conquest, which features the dismembered head and hair of Elam’s king hanging from a pine branch. The Babylonian text of the same period is divided in sections, as if showing soil beds with the names medicinal, vegetable and herbal plants written into each area. This could be a parterre design.
To house exotic animals and plants that the king acquired during his overseas campaigns, royal hunting parcs were created on a larger scale. King Tiglath Pileser 1 (1, 000 BC) lists horses and oxen, asses deer, gazelle, and asses. He boasted that “I numbered them like flocks”
Around 1,000 BC, the Assyrian kings created a style for city gardening that included a naturalistic layout, flowing water from the river headwaters, exotic plants, and running water from their foreign campaigns.
Assurnasirpal II (883-859BC), lists pines of various types, including junipers and dates, ebonys, olives, rosewood, oak, tamarisk and walnut. The canal water flows from the top into the gardens, and the scent pervades the walkways. There are streams of water flowing in the pleasure garden that are as numerous as the stars in heaven.
Like a squirrel, I pick fruit in the garden of delights.” The city garden reached its zenith with the palace design of Sennacherib(704-681BC) whose water system stretched for 50 km into the hills. He called his garden palace “a Wonder of all Peoples” and described it as one of the most beautiful and ornate gardens he had ever seen.
Public Garden Day, while public gardens have roots that go back to the past, is now a modern celebration. The celebrations started in 2009, and were created to celebrate and enjoy these beautiful spaces. These days are also used to raise awareness about these spaces and their importance to the local community. Public gardens are often a popular spot for public events. However, they may also serve as an area of environmental conservation. It’s not uncommon to see campaigns that highlight this day and make sure that locals and tourists remember these places.
This day is also considered the start of spring by some people. Although this is not the official beginning of spring, it seems to be a time when more people get out in nature with those they love and are close to.
All we need to do to enjoy the beauty of nature is to go outside and see the many varieties of flowers, from roses to chrysanthemums. It is important to not take the beauty of nature lightly. Let’s get outside! Perhaps we can plant our own gardens and add color to our homes.
The Bible’s Book of Genesis refers to the Euphrates and the Tigris as the two rivers that bound the Garden of Eden. Although there are many theories, no specific location has been found.