The Landscape Guide

What is the world's oldest garden?

It all depends what you mean by 'oldest', of course. Here are some possibilities:

Oldest garden in Christianity: Garden of Eden

Oldest description of a Buddhist paradise garden: Pure Land of the West

Oldest garden in literature: Epic of Gilgamesh

Oldest domestic outdoor court: Catal Huyuk

Oldest archaeological remains of a temple garden: Temple of Metuhotpe II

Oldest remains of a Chinese garden, maintained for centuries: Tiger Hill (Huqiu Shan)

Oldest space in Europe known to be used for flowers and vegetables: Mycenae

Oldest palace court in Europe: Knossos

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These questions lead to a consideration of garden types