Topiary Gardens in Rome

Durin the 1st Century, in Rome, Topiary Gardens began appearing. According to Pliny the Elder (historian and scientist) a Topiary Garden (known in latin as Romora Tonsilis) is the Art of Shaping Shrubs and/or Hedges. Continue reading

Historical Pipal Tree Planted

A pipal tree that stands at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, was planted in 245 BCE Continue reading

Turkish Horticultural Treatise on Ornamental Garden Pests

Revnaki Rostan (Beauty of the Gardener), Turkish horticultural treatise from Continue reading

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23 – 79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of the emperor Vespasian. Continue reading