The Importance and Usage of Grapevine as Landscaping Elements

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Erduran Nemutlu F., Çelik A.

The Journal of Agricultural Faculty of Uludağ University, vol.30, pp.686-691, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Natural living spaces on earth are shaped by human activity, changed through time, and the landscape characters of areas are established based on the usage. The landscape character of an area is a heritage that develops in ages and connects the past to the future. In this context, in order to ensure that the historical and cultural landscape values of regions are preserved as parts of heritage and handed over to the future generations, it is highly important that such values are used in adaptation to the needs and demands of our time and promoted.

In this study, the grapevine (Vitis spp.) plant with a high economic value, inherited from ancient civilizations, produced in many regions in Turkey where it shapes the terrain, was introduced, and the importance of grapevine gardens was analysed in terms of cultural landscaping. The problem investigated in this study is that grapevines and grapevine gardens that establish a region’s landscape character are not sufficiently utilized or sustainably used today. Therefore, the importance of grapevines and grapevine gardens, which provide genuine character for landscaping was presented, and in order to ensure that they are passed down to future generations, possibilities to use these in landscaping designs were determined by providing examples others.

 Keywords: Grapevine garden, landscape design, heritage, cultural landscape