How to Grow a Biblical Garden

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. –Genesis 1:11

On the third day God created plants. Anyone who has ever spent time tilling the soil, nurturing seeds and watching them bloom recognizes there is a very spiritual side to gardening—a deep communion with God that happens when we help nature flourish.

By growing the plants mentioned in God’s Word, we help draw that connection even closer. A Bible Garden, or Biblical Garden, is a cultivated garden filled with the plants that are specifically named in the Bible. These sacred spaces can be places of prayer and deep reflection. There are more than 125 plants, herbs and trees referenced in Scripture. The slideshow below features hardy varieties that would grace any garden. Add them to your own garden to create a space to draw nearer to God and hear His word. 

Whether you cultivate a formal garden or tend a planter filled with herbs and flowers, Finding God in the Garden is filled with devotions that will speak to your heart and fill you with peace.