Biblical botany

By on October 1, 2006

Bielefeld, Germany
More than 40 botanical gardens run by churches and groups throughout Germany are inviting visitors to get to know the 120 flowers, bushes and trees mentioned in the Bible.   

“We want to attract both Christians and lay people,” said Maik Foerster, head of the Christian association that runs the Oberlichtenau garden near Dresden which opened in 2005. “If you see, smell or hold things mentioned in the Bible for real it is much easier to read the Bible.” Plants mentioned in the Bible include juniper, cedar, figs, almonds, hyssop, pomegranates, mulberry, Rose-of-Sharon and vines.   

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