How do I start?

1. Read, Building your own Biblical Garden, by F. Nigel Hepper
Click above for a complete guide to designing and building your own Biblical Garden.

Mr. Hepper is a leading authority on Bible Gardens and the author of many books on the subject.. Download and print a copy for your personal use.

2. Look up your plants on our Biblical Plant List 

Select the plants that will grow in your area. Review the entire list for familiar plants, shrubs and trees that will thrive in
your area and consider adding these to your present garden.

Congratulations! You have started your own Biblical Garden!

3. Determine your Climate 

5. Gather a group of volunteers    
     Many people will want to help. Just ask.
     Share all of the plans with your group.

6. Design your plant labels
    Include the following 

     Name of plant, - Botanical - Common
     Biblical Reference
     Other information if needed
     Print Database lists for the selected information

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Bible plants are native to the Mediterranean climate (gold arrows). Mediterranean plants will also grow easily in Marine climates (green arrows). They may be tender in your area. Check the Substitution List to find species that will thrive in your garden. Mediterranean plants must have good drainage and protection from hard freezes. They do best in lean soil with little summer water and most are deer resistant.

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Biblical Plants for your Garden

Articles and General Information for you to read,
download and print. Permission to print these
papers for personal use only, has been granted
by the authors.

F. Nigel Hepper
   - Plants in the Bible
   - Bible Garden Designs

Lytton John Musselman
   - Caring for Creation, A Biblical View on
           Christian Environmental Concern,
   - Holy Pharmacy, Modern Medical Uses
           of Some Plants of the Qu'ran and
           the Bible
   - All the Plants of the Bible

James F. Duke
   - Biblical Botany,
         Medicinal Plants of the Bible

General Information

The following lists may be printed.
Use the copy and paste from your browser.

   - Plants for Biblical Gardens      
           (Common Name and Botanical Name)

   - Catholic Version - All Plants in the Bible

   - Substitutions Bible Plants,  
           All gardens - all climates

Examples of labels for your garden