Heaven Scent

The human desire for more than a subsistence lifestyle is fulfilled, to a large degree, by the beauty and visual satisfaction we find in gardens. The organization of gardens at different times in history and in different places has been based on assumptions about ‘man’s relationship with nature’.  Gardens emphasize the two worlds we live in; the one in which we seek to control our natural environment or the real world, where nature is often in awe inspiring control. Floods in Queensland, tornadoes in America, earthquakes in Italy and Japan, all are realities of nature we would prefer not to face. Gardens are often seen as an allegory for the cycle of human life and death. They have a divine, inspiring or animating influence. They are a complex form of visual artistic expression. In a garden an observant visitor will never see exactly the same thing twice.

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