Humans have been cultivating plants since they became sedentary. Kitchen gardens have always existed, but the real European garden art began in the Baroque and Renaissance periods and had the goal of conquering nature in the garden. Gardens were strictly geometrical and hidden behind high walls. Later the more open English landscape garden developed with somewhat more natural forms. However, this type of garden took up a lot of space, which was not reserved for many people. The bourgeoisie created smaller gardens, which we now like to call cottage gardens. Merchants brought exotic plants back from their travels early on and planted them in the gardens of their villas. Many of these plants are still very popular today.
Nowadays, industrial agriculture has greatly reduced biodiversity. In addition, many people live in confined spaces in metropolitan areas. But they need plants! City life may be cramped for plants, but it's also free of pesticides and insects have a chance. Plants grow even in a small space.
It doesn't matter whether a garden is small or large. Whether a garden in the back yard or a single large tree with a majestic crown. It doesn't always have to be large trees that make a beautiful garden. The art lies in the right combination of all elements. We keep coming back to places where our grandfathers succeeded: harmony
An old garden is always animated. The most soulless garden only needs to grow wild in order to be animated. An animated garden that is tended by a gardener is appealing. Not everyone has an old garden, but you can't just copy it either. Even today, a garden must keep up with the times and meet the needs of today's generation. "The garden is the last luxury of our days," says Sonja the Countess Bernadotte, "because it demands what has become most precious in our society: time, attention and space."