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Hanging Gardens of Babylon: 600 years of building greenery


The hanging gardens of Babylon are the most ancient example of building greenery and vertical gardens date back to pre-Columbian America. In Roman times there are also examples of vertical gardens (Villa dei Misteri in Pombeya and the Villa Adriana in Tivoli) and planted trees on the top of institutional buildings and mausoleums of Adriano and Augusto emperors. In Posterior art periods, such as Classicism and Baroque, larger windows were added to existing ones to created winter gardens to cultivate fruit trees.

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