The Hanging Gardens were a great source of pride to the people. Built in 600 BC, the gardens are believed to have been a remarkable feat of engineering. The gardens were said to have looked like a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks.
Traditionally they were said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon, near Hillah,Babil(currently) province, in Iraq. According to one legend, Nebuchadnezzar II built the Hanging Gardens for his Median wife, Queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. He also built a grand palace that came to be known as 'The Marvel of the Mankind' for her wife.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon occurred on the east bank of the River Euphrates, in the middle of the arid Mesopotamian desert, south of Baghdad, Iraq. It contains exotic plants and animals which were imported from all over the world. It is surprising to know that yet no one knows for sure that The Hanging Gardens of Babylon might have never existed except in Greek poets and historians imaginations!
The Garden has plants cultivated above ground level, and the roots of the trees are embedded in an upper terrace rather than in the earth. The whole mass is supported on stone columns. Streams of water emerging from elevated sources flow down sloping channels. These waters irrigate the whole garden saturating the roots of plants and keeping the whole area moist. Hence the grass is permanently green and the leaves of trees grow firmly attached to supple branches.
Visit once this wonder and see the beauty of the garden.