The plants mentioned in the bible and their equivalents in Lithuanian churchyards


Authors: Rutalė Mindaugas and Rimantė Kondratienė

Volume/Issue: Volume 26: Issue 2

Published online: 15 Nov 2023

Pages: 73 - 79



People‘s daily life is unimaginable without plants vegetations. Since ancient times, plants have provided human beings with some kinds of needs – they feed, train, heal, provide shelter, delight the eye, and decorate the environment. It is proposed to grow woody plants mentioned in the Bible and introduced in Lithuania in churchyards. Plants mentioned in the Bible that cannot be grown in Lithuania can be replaced with similar visual, ecological and biological properties. It is proposed to put information about the plant and a text from the Bible next to the plants. The most common small architectural structures in churchyards are crosses, chapels, shrines, chapel columns, decorative pools, sculptures of saints, stations of the cross, tombstones, fences, notice boards, lourdes, nativity scenes for Christmas. By using different environmental design tools, it is possible to create church churchyards as Bible gardens.

Keywords: biblical garden, churchyard, plants, sacred landscapes



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