Gardens of Islam: Traditional Nursery

Today we visited a traditional plant nursery and garden attached to an open courtyard house or Ryad.  The gardener told us a little more about the medicinal properties of a traditional garden.  

These plants are in pots any ready for sale to people looking for their homes and terrace.

This is a small lemon grown for medicinal purposes.

This is a vegetable called cardoon that is similar to celery but tastes more like artichoke.

This is a medicinal plant that helps to heal ailments of the liver.  

This plant is supposed to be good for ailments of the lungs.

This is a loquat tree.  Here they call it yeni dunya.  It is a bit like a cross between an apricot and a tangerine in taste.

This is camomile which is supposed to be good for blood pressure.

This is a lemon tree.

This is the peacock in the garden which made the place feel like we must be in paradise.  

Please share your ideas for teaching children about nature and the Gardens of Islam.  

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