In an attempt to reconstruct the area around the ruins of ancient Roman Palaces, Italian
Archaeologists have created new flower gardens in the same areas where scribes told tales of luxurious gardens created in imitation of the gardens of the ancient Greeks.
Now visitors can see gardens of purple petunias, white leadworts and medicinal vervain amongst the ruins of courtyards & shrines.
The emperors ensured their palaces & residences were beautified with amazing gardens that showed off their wealth and power. Theirs were cities where nature was welcomed, unlike the concrete jungles of today.
A partial reconstruction of Italy’s first botanical garden has also been created, complete with several plant species that had just been discovered in America and brought to Rome by Christopher Columbus.
The only thing they couldn’t do was re-create the many fountains that dotted the area due to the difficulty of pumping up so much water. Makes you wonder how the ancient Romans did it in their time, without the technology we have today.