World's First Theme Garden on "Plant Tissue Culture"
PLANT TISSUE CULTURE LABORATORY
GKVK, UAS Bangalore
Life, with its evolution, manifestation and continuity, in many rightful ways is in itself a moving piece of art as well. This melodrama has always been an ever so fascinating object of the human perception and undoubtedly an inseparable sensory elixir of life for eras and millennia! With the garish modernization and shifts in the living habitats of all life forms and concernedly humans, this instinctive urge and necessity to be a part of nature has been so intense that man has been constantly, through the ages, seeking a portal that can fill that void within. This portal is what we now understand as landscapes and gardens.
Landscaping in its true sense is recreation of nature in miniature. For centuries man has been nursing ideas of recreating nature with different perceptions but in vain. Depiction of nature with
all its subtleties and intricacies is most akin to chasing a mirage that can only be perceived but never achieved. Collection of plants and combination of a few random objects merely put forth a cheap imitation and proves a common saying that goes, "Summing up the parts does not make it whole!" This is so because nature is not just a three dimensional spatial arrangement of plants, rocks and objects but the harmonious interaction of each and every aspect of nature including wind, water, sounds, birds and animals; the whole phenomenon in its entirety.
With vast and fast disappearance of wild and natural living spaces, the abhorred man has never given up his quest to patch up the gaping mauls that scream the absence of nature. This
haste obviously brings out only his desperateness rather than his creative acumen which is seen translated into the numerous, so called, gardens.
Garden in an expression of one's self or thought. To be fair for the tenets of gardening, creation of any garden should always be based on a Theme. The theme chosen here is the science of plant tissue culture. Great poems just happen but never been created with a chalked out time schedule. Thoughts and feelings occurring in a poets mind find its expression in his poems. As great poetry is not created on a scheduled sitting, so does the thoughts on creating this theme garden. Hence the composition of this theme garden is an amalgamation of thoughts which have occurred over a period of time