Middle East

Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Royal Garden

March 23, 2012
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The ultimate garden revival project is underway at the site of an ancient palace in modern day–Jerusalem, where scientists are reconstructing what was in bloom in the kingdom of Biblical Judah. The gardens at Ramat Rachel, they say, were designed with a wealth of exotic plants and native fruit trees—the origins of a horticultural tradition in Israel.