The vegetable garden of the Mediterranean diet is a space of collections of plants. It brings together varieties of produce of the land that characterise the heritage of the Mediterranean diet. It represents the interweave of kitchen gardens, showing the construction work that, over the centuries, has lain behind the Mediterranean landscape. It brings together the myths of the origins of civilisation and the rites marked out by the rhythm of the seasons and the cyclic nature of agricultural work and of the natural life. It narrates voyages and technological and cultural innovations, and through gastronomic literature evokes the excellence and variety of the cuisines of the Mediterranean lands. It recognises the Mediterranean diet, in a contemporary dimension, as the art of living, the expression of a dream of paradisiacal creation, the result of the weave of living on the land over time.