Persian gardens are one of the unique examples of Iranian architecture that are very famous in the world. These gardens were generally enclosed and had a royal and ceremonial function. These magnificent gardens show the power of Iranian art and architecture to the world, to the extent that Iranian gardens are known as the model of gardening in modern Europe. In the Persian Garden History, we see the integration of man and nature. These gardens have the color of nature and Iranian art and offer a sense of security and peace to their audience and there is nothing as a limitation in them. Stay with Enterpersia to introduce you to the most famous gardens in Iran, phenomena that may never be created like them.
List of Persian Gardens:
Chehel Sotoon Garden of Isfahan
This garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran. Chehel Sotoon was built in the 16th century and Shah Abbas II later expanded it. This beautiful garden has an area of about 7 hectares. A large pond with various water features can be seen in this garden, like other Persian gardens. Around the pond, it is full of beautiful and colorful trees and flowers. Chehel Sotoon is one of the Iranian gardens registered in UNESCO.
The Eram Garden of Shiraz is one of the very good examples of famous Persian gardens, and when you walk in it, you will imagine yourself in a small paradise that you can hardly forget. This charming garden is one of the 9 Persian gardens whose name is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The architecture of the mansion of this garden is very unique and spectacular and is very valuable in terms of architecture and art. Also, the oldest Shiraz cedar tree is located in this garden.
Another beautiful Iranian garden is Fin, which is world famous. There are 360 old trees in Fin Garden that have historical value. Some of the cedar trees in this garden are more than 400 years old. 450 other young trees have been planted in the garden. One of the most interesting parts of Fin garden is the Qajar. Because the king liked the Fin garden so much, he ordered the guardian of Kashan to restore the garden very well. For this reason, Shotor Galu Mansion was built in the garden. This building is in the shape of a square and its royal palace has a reservoir with water flowing from three sides.
Next to Fin Garden, there are shops that sell herbal tinctures. If you are in Kashan in the right season, you can also see the Golabgiri ceremony.
This garden is not as green as other Persian gardens, but it has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pasargadae garden is considered the mother of Persian gardens. Historians say that Cyrus personally did the architecture of Pasargadae garden; it means that the arrangement of the trees and the place of the water features was determined by the Achaemenid king.
This garden was once very green and flourished and full of stone. Later, in the construction of other Iranian gardens such as the Chehel Sotoon Garden of Isfahan, the map and design of Pasargadae Garden was inspired. For this reason, this place is called the mother of Iran’s gardens.
Niavaran garden is one of the most beautiful attractions of Tehran city at the foot of Alborz Mountains. The area of this huge garden is about 12.2 hectares, which includes three palaces of Sahebgharaniyeh, Ahmad Shahi and Niavaran along with a number of buildings and service spaces. The diversity of different plant species is one of the distinctive features of Niavaran garden; the most important plant species is the plantain group (Platanus orientalis), which has shown good adaptability in the region and occupies approximately 8% of the green cover of the area.
Dowlat Abad Garden
Dowlat Abad is one of the most famous gardens in Iran among tourists. You can see the tallest windmill in the world in this garden. Dowlat Abad windmill is 270 years old and its height reaches 33 meters. The interesting thing about the windmill is that its architecture is octagonal and it captures the wind from eight directions.
Like other Iranian gardens, beautiful ponds and fountains can be seen throughout the garden. There are some beautiful mansions in this beautiful garden with unique architecture. At night, they turn on the lights of the mansions and Dowlat Abad garden becomes very beautiful. We suggest that you include a visit to Dowlat Abad in your plan during your trip to Yazd.
Shahzadeh Mahan Historical Garden
Shahzadeh Garden is an interesting and unique garden. In a place where only desert and desert can be seen, a green and large garden stands out. This garden has an area of 5.5 hectares.
When you want to enter the garden, its head will surprise you. The sound of water can be heard everywhere in the garden and it is really relaxing.
The fountains in the garden are made without any auxiliary equipment, and the water feature in the garden is made in such a way that in the place of the fountains, the pressure increases and the water comes out naturally. The trees are also planted intelligently. In front of each tree, one can be seen like himself. The plane trees are facing each other and the cedars have the same arrangement. On your trip to Kerman, be sure to visit this beautiful garden.
Ancient Persian gardens are full of colorful flowers and old and green trees. Water fountains and streams have created a gentle and soulful atmosphere that gives life to walk and watch Iranian culture and civilization. Iranian gardens are each a piece of heaven on earth and are considered one of the must-see attractions of Iran; so, if you plan to travel to beautiful Iran, make sure to include visiting Persian gardens in your list of plans.