Discover Jordan - Hampton Court 2012
Created to celebrate the rich and diverse landscape of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan this garden drew inspiration from Paul's personal visits through Jordan and the Holy Land.
The garden is roughly split between arid scree similar to those found at the Dana Nature Reserve and a more classical formal ruin based on Nabatean and Roman structures found at Petra.
The scree uses many plants known to the Bedouin for medicinal and culinary uses. Many of these from Cistus to Atriplex are well known to gardeners as good hard working plants.
The ruin is based on the Kings Temple at Petra and included a niche similar to those found along the valley on the way to the Treasury. The centre of the ruin recreated a still mosaic lined water rill representing the four rivers flowing into the garden of Eden and is completed with a sculpture in the style of Mona Saudi, who is Jordan's most well known and respected contemporary sculptor.