Biblical Gardens in Word Culture: Genesis and History

Zofia Włodarczyk , Anna Kapczyńska


For nearly 80 years Biblical gardens have been present in the natural and cultural landscape. The first gardens came into existence in the US. The idea to create such gardens spread from the US mainly across Europe, Australia and Israel. These gardens are being made all the time; recently we have observed their dynamic development. This study is to show the effects of the 20 years long scientific work to formulate the original genesis of the Biblical garden idea. The characteristics of 64 facilities situated in 14 countries has been presented for the first time so widely. This enabled us to show both the history of these gardens and how they are situated in the cultural and social context. The effect of various factors inspiring people of various professions to create Biblical gardens both near sacral buildings and within the secular areas has been evidenced. Biblical gardens exercise the principles of gardens of senses and learning gardens. And it is the highly developed semantic layer that makes them stand out.
Author Zofia Włodarczyk (FoH / DoDPla)
Zofia Włodarczyk,,
- Department of Decorative Plants
, Anna Kapczyńska (FoBaH / DoDP)
Anna Kapczyńska,,
- Department of Decorative Plants
Journal seriesJournal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, [Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics], ISSN 1187-7863, e-ISSN 1573-322X, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.95
Keywords in EnglishBiblical garden, Origin, Landscape, Social and cultural functions, Ecology
ASJC Classification1101 Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous); 1202 History; 2300 General Environmental Science; 2304 Environmental Chemistry
Internal identifierWBIO/2019/42
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Biblical Gardens in Word Culture: Genesis and History of 16-11-2019
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Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.793; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.398 (2) - 2018=1.723 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (DS 3500/KRO).
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