BEING CLEOPATRA: Ancient Egyptian Gardens

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Gardens

In Ancient Egyptian Gardens, John Bellinger takes a look at the gardens of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, Assyria, and others. He explains how they were landscaped, the plants that were used, and the relevance of the designs to ancient culture and belief. You will discover what plants were grown, how they were cultivated, and the purposes, other than aesthetics, to which they were put. Finally, the author explains how to create your own Ancient Egyptian Garden, complete with a garden plan and suggested substitute plants for the British climate. This book is extensively illustrated, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in horticulture and ancient history and religion.

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