The Garden of Eden is placed somewhere in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers by those using the Bible as a source; however, current archeological evidence points towards Africa as the birthplace of humans. We've spread out a bit since then.
Still, it seems to me that there are many places where the real Garden of Eden - the natural world in which we evolved - can be enjoyed. During the seasons when the weather is well above freezing, I'm good for the day with a bottle of water and a snack.
This place might be pretty far west of Eden, but it sustains abundant life, and has its own rugged beauty. And - - - no talking snakes or power-tripping deities.
Returning home, I find some deer resting in the shade in the yard, and the bird feeders busy.
I am pretty sure this is the first time I have ever seen the spectacular Lazuli Bunting [Passerina amoeba]. Wow.