People have been tending gardens for thousands of years. The people who lived in some of the earliest settlements on Earth probably cultivated tubers like manioc and yucca, fruits such as bananas and peaches, and various herbs. As time moved forward and people started living in stone houses and building cities, some of the more well to do families had the time and resources to invest in their gardens. They built courtyards in the open space behind their homes to house shrines, clay ovens, and beautiful fountains. Such places were also used for displaying artwork and the Greeks in particular were especially adept at beautifying their ancient backyards with incredibly detailed statues.
Most of the statues were religious in nature and depicted such members of the Greek pantheon as Diana the Hunter, Hebe the Goddess of Youth, or Hemera the Goddess of Daylight. In ancient Greece, many such sculptures were probably used in rituals and worshipped but also added unmistakable beauty to every garden. Just as such statues added mystique to ancient olive groves in Greece, modern-day versions of Greek statuary bring the magic of classical sculptures into gardens of the present.
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