Paradise on Earth: Ancient gardens in Iran; Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero; Business Mirror

While different civilizations and cultures developed their own interpretations of gardens, one should wonder where the concept of a garden originated. The Bible contains the earliest-mentioned garden, the Garden of Eden, which is believed to have flourished near present-day Tabriz in Iran. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in […]

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Bagh-e Narenjestan: A must-see attraction while in Shiraz; Tehran Times

Set within a gorgeous garden, Bagh-e Narenjestan, which encircles a scenic pavilion, was built for the wealthy and powerful Mohammad-Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk in the late 19th century in Shiraz, southern Iran.

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Fin Garden: A Historical Persian Garden in Kashan, Iran; Tasnim News Agency

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The richly manicured yet historical Fin Garden or Bagh-e Fin is located in the city of Kashan, on the margins of central Iranian desert.

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Abbas Abad historical complex, Behshahr: Iran; Iran Project

Tasnim – Abbasabad complex inspired its name from the name of Shah Abbas (1571-1629 AD), is one of the special Persian gardens inscribed on UNESCO world…

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UNESCO introduces Shazdeh Garden in 35 languages; Iran Daily

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Restoring UNESCO-registered garden nears completion; Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Restoration work on the UNESCO-inscribed Dolat Abad Garden in the central city of Yazd will be completed within a month.

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Yazd UNESCO Garden’s Renovation Nears Completion; Financial Tribune

Restoration work on the historical UNESCO-inscribed Dolat Abad Garden in Yazd Province will be completed by the end of September, said the head of the garden’s world heritage base. The renovation…

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Iranian gardens, symbols of paradise on earth; Arghavan Shamsara; Press TV

Iran – The Persian Garden

Iranian gardens have for nearly 6,000 years combined the beauty of nature with the aesthetic qualities of art and architecture to create a symbolic representation of paradise on earth.

Ancient Iranians, who regarded planting trees as a sacred activity, gradually blended their expertise in agriculture and architecture into the design of gardens as part of their constant efforts to find more efficient ways to survive extreme climatic conditions.

There are four main elements to the intricate geometric design of Iranian gardens: High walls surrounding the garden to create a protected space for spiritual and leisurely relaxation; a koushk (palace) on the highest point in the middle of the garden; a water pool decorated with tileworks and fountains; one or several water canals for irrigation of the entire green space.

Iranian gardens often integrate the indoor area of the koushk with its surrounding garden through an inner courtyard, with architectural elements such as vaulted arches connecting the two spaces.

Iranian gardens were basically built in front of the water flow coming out of qanats, underground tunnels for transferring of water.

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Fath Abad Garden: One of the Most Beautiful Gardens in Iran; Tasnim News Agency

Iran – The Persian Garden

Fathabad garden is located about 25km outside Iran’s southeastern city of Kerman. According to historians, this pattern has been used to constructing Shazdeh Garden in Mahan.

Although this garden isn’t registered as a part of the Persian Gardens on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it’s still definitely worth visiting. If you’re really looking to wowed, head over to the dignified garden at dusk and soak-in the exquisite red, orange and yellow hues projected onto the mansion’s façade. Not to mention the reflection of it all in the central garden pool!

The history of the construction of the garden is around the year 1255 (Hijri-Shamsi), In Qajar period. Fathabad memorial garden “Fazl Ali Khan Biglarbeygi” was the ruler of Kerman. That is why it is also called Biglarbeygi Garden.

The magnificently crafted mansion is comprised of multiple arcades on its ground floor and surrounding walls, all while holding up the stunning second floor with its glorious terrace.

In its day, the Fathabad qanat was a key supplier of water for the city of Kerman.

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Shazdeh Garden: A fine example of Persian gardens; The Iran Project

Iran – The Persian Garden

Shahzadeh Garden, located at 35km southeast of Kerman city, is the ninth Iranian garden that has been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Also known as Shahzadeh Garden, it is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engine by the natural incline of the land.

Built in the traditional style in the late 1900s, the garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion. It is rumored that upon hearing the news of the Governor’s death, the masons immediately abandoned their work and as a result the main entrance still shows some unfinished areas.

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Fin Garden: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iran; Tasnim

Iran – The Persian Garden

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Fin Garden is located southwest of Kashan, Isfahan province. Its reputation is due to a historic event that happened there. Qajarid Premier Amir Kabir was murdered in a plot hatched by Nassereddin Shah’s men in the Fin Bathhouse in 1852.

Fin Garden has all the elements of Iranian gardens. It is somehow similar to Shazdeh Garden in Mahan, Kerman. Spread over 23,000 square meters, the garden has good water resources. It comprises a central yard, fortification wall and cylindrical towers.

Cedar trees, dating back to 500 years ago, surround the garden and its ponds. Fin Garden has 579 cedar trees and a number of sycamore trees. There is a water mill on the left side of the garden, which still works.

Historicity Fin Garden dates back to the rule of Safavid King Shah Abbas. Even some documents attribute it to Al-e Bouyeh era.

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Chehel Sotoun palace: a former home of opulence; Tehran Times

Iran (Islamic Republic of) – The Persian Garden

TEHRAN – Chehel Sotoun, located in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, is a surviving 17th-century palace, which used to be part of the royal precinct that stretched between Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Sq. and Chahar Bagh Abbasi St.

The Safavid-era palace was built as a pleasure pavilion and reception hall midst of a large park, itself an exemplar of the Persian Garden which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The name of the palace, which literally means “Forty Columns”, derives from the illusion that the twenty columns of the front portico are doubled by the reflecting pool to the south.

The palace is entered via an elegant terrace that connects a pattern of Persian garden to an interior of elaborate design and splendor.

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Bagh-e Fin, the very epitome of Persian Garden; Tehran Times

Iran (Islamic Republic of) – The Persian Garden

TEHRAN – The richly manicured yet historical Fin Garden or Bagh-e Fin is located in the city of Kashan, on the margins of central Iranian desert.

The property together with eight others across the country have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list under the title of “The Persian Garden.”

The genuine concept of the Persian Garden that is deeply rooted in time interweaves natural elements with manmade components to embody an idea of creating a paradise on Earth by the means of artistic, philosophical, figurative, and religious notions.

The history of Bagh-e Fin in its current shape dates back to the time of Shah Abbas I who was the 5th Safavid king of Iran and reigned from 1588 to 1629. However, some sources say the original premises date far back in time.

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