hedges will separate the gardens from one another as well as enclosing the entire
These symbols can be found Through the careful selection
of specific plants, colours, shapes and materials each garden will be arranged
so as to symbolically represent one of the primary principles (symbols) that are
embodied in our culture.in Roman and Greek mythology, in the shape of the deities
dwelling on Mount Olympus, but also in the symbolic language of our legends and
fairy tales. In classical and modern astrology it is the planets that represent
these primary principles. Jupiter (Greek: Zeus) for example symbolizes the evolutionary
principle, while Saturn (Greek: Kronos) typifies the limiting, restrictive primary
These analogies will be visually experienceable
and teachable in this "planetary park" project.
of the gardens bears the name of Venus (Greek: Aphrodite), the goddess of beauty,
harmony and love - the principle of balance that she represents is translated
into a garden brimming over with flowers and fragrances, an
to rejoice in its shapely combination of plants and rocks. There are no hard edges
or overhangs in the Garden of Venus; the passages from one garden section to the
next are smooth, and the paths follow the relief of the terrain.
The tree species
associated with Venus is birch, for birch is the most graceful of trees, its leaves
cherishing the dance in the wind breezing through them.
Moon is the symbol for reflection. It was worshiped in many cultures in the form
of moon goddesses - "Luna" in ancient Rome, or "Selene" in
Greek mythology. They represent emotion and instinct, proximity to nature, adaptation
and rhythm. The Moon Garden is a watery garden with serpentine paths. The principle
of reflection will be depicted through the presence of small, smooth-surfaced
ponds. A spiral path symbolizes the lunar phases, the moon's waxing and waning
- the aspect of time. The paths are laid with soft lawn on which one can walk
in bare feet, with pearls of dew hanging from the grass blades in the morning.