Private gardens fulfill ecological, sociological, cultural, health and engineering advantages. Garden design in terms of structure, inventory, and treatment interface was studied in an Arab city – Taibe – in Israel. Two neighborhoods in the city, which differed in time of establishment, were selected: An older residential area constructed more than 70 years ago, and a newer one built 10 years ago. In each neighborhood, 15 private gardens were randomly chosen. In total, the study was conducted in 30 gardens. A survey was conducted in all the gardens to determine an inventory of their components and questionnaires were distributed to the owners of the gardens. These questionnaires referred to how the garden is cared for, the person who carries out the gardening chores, and the social functions of the garden.
The survey showed that in both neighborhoods most of the gardens included a paved area, which was allocated for hosting, parking, and clotheslines. Also, the majority of the gardens contained an un-paved area used for growing fruits, ornamental trees and shrubs, flowers and herbs. The gardens of the newer neighborhood offered a richer inventory of components and vegetation species than those of the older one. Additionally, the former offered more modern facilities for the family entertainment and hospitality. Parents were the main source of knowledge for practicing gardening in both neighborhoods. However, in the latter, more residents noted that television, friends, and the internet were sources of gardening information as well.
מאת: P. Sarah, H. Zhevelev, H. I. Shatha
תאריך פרסום: יוני, 2021
מהדורה: 13 (2)
סוג מאמר: מאמר מחקר
קישור להורדה: journal13-2-2.pdf