The Egyptian gardens are the most historical gardens that we have particular records of. Dating back into the centuries before Christ, pictures and engravings demonstrate that Egyptian homes were built around a collection of courtyards that showcased flora that was both functional and elaborate. Originally, a row of trees along the inner wall of the building shaded it and the enclosed quadrangle. The internal wall of the building and the confined yard were shaded by a line of trees. Initially shading the courtyard and interior walls was a row of trees. A row of trees originally engulfed the inmost wall of the building and the enclosure. The square and the inner wall of the structure were originally shaded by a hedge of trees. In time, pendulous branches and aged tree trunks were traded for heavy-duty columns and prominent rafters, which presaged the Greek peristyle (columned porch or colonnade) and monastic cloisters. Tree worship was practiced in all ancient countries and almost every component in pre-Christian gardens had a sacred significance. The most popular plants were the emblem of Cybele, the pine, the oak of Jupiter, the laurel of Apollo, the myrtle of Venus, the poplar of Hercules, and the olive of Minerva. The cypress was important as well. Topiary work was prepared with rosemary and juniper because even though yew was common, it wasn't valued. Still brand flow thought to be the premier plant for edgings, box was regularly pruned as well.