Timea Hitter (Buru), Paula Oros, Erzsebet Buta, Maria Cantor
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From the beginning of time, `the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, and there He put the man he had formed`. Based on the historical accounts, there was always a connection between people and plants, and the concept of Biblical garden named in the Bible was created by using collections of edible and ornamental plants. The aim of the present study was to design and create a Biblical landscape in the 21st century, establishing the current needs of a Roman-Catholic parish green area in the centre of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Concluding the importance and symbolism of a biblical landscape, the garden was design by following the thematic planting guidelines, using some of the ornamental plant’s species (Buxus sempervivum, Cedrus deodara, Rosa sp., Iris germanica, Lilium candidum) mentioned in the Scripture. In the landscape architecture design process computer software’s were used (ArchiCAD and Lumion) to achieve a realistic representation and a deeper understanding of the biblical layout concept. According to the project proposal, Biblical gardens can get a new meaning, evidencing also the morpho-decorative characteristics of ornamentals by learning through landscape, where people can reconnect with plants in a residence full of history and spirituality.
Cite this paper: Hitter (Buru), T., Oros, P., Buta, E., Cantor, M. (2020). ORNAMENTAL PLANTS USED IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN OF A BIBLICAL GARDEN. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 9(17), 249-256. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2020.v9i17.031