The Hevsel Gardens (Hevsel Bahçeleri), on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, are approximately 4,000 decares. Of this, between 1,000 and 1,500 decares are poplar woods and the remaining area is devoted to vegetable gardens and orchards. Vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, green onion, parsley, cress, cabbage, radish, chard, arugula, tomato, pepper, eggplant, beans, and zucchini are cultivated in Hevsel Gardens, along with walnut, fig, apricot, plum, sour cherry, cherry, mulberry and peach trees.
Roses of Muhammediye
In recent years, humankind has made an effort to move back towards nature; these modern efforts have produced nature therapy, green therapy and garden therapy.
Ornamental plants have a prominent role and the rose – one of the most cultivated ornamental plants in the world – has a history as old as that of humanity. Often called the ‘Queen of flowers’, the rose is a symbol of mutual love in a spiritual sense, described by the Prophet Muhammad as “the almighty of the flowers of heaven”. The rose has become the most popular plant of garden arts and other fine arts across all countries where Islamic culture is present.