Did You Know…Gardens

Did you know the Persians loved gardening and prided themselves on their beautiful gardens and parks so much that the botanic wonders became known as Paradise Gardens. This great love of horticulture was used by a minister who informed the King Xerxes I that Europe held vast amounts of flora and was “the nursery of every kind of tree” in order to encourage the invasion of Greece by Persia. Whether this was the clincher or not, Xerxes invaded Greece 490 BC.


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