Here are some of the most impressive Islamic gardens around the world
Gardens at Alcázar of Seville, Spain
These lesser-known gardens are mesmerizing in their own right. Built by the Moorish Muslim kings, today the Alcázar of Seville is considered one of the world’s most impressive examples of Mudéjar architecture.
The Taj Mahal Garden, India
Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech, Morocco
Narenjestan Garden or Qavam House in Shiraz
Narenjestan garden is one of the 9 Iranian gardens considered a UNESCO world heritage site. This stunning Qatar-era garden was used for parties and receiving formal guests by the Ghavam family and gets its name from its sour orange trees.
Nishat Bagh or Nishat Garden, India
The Shalimar Gardens, Lahore, Pakistan
The Shalimar Gardens are a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore, Pakistan. The gardens date from the period when the Mughal Empire was at its artistic and aesthetic zenith, and are now one of Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations. The Shalimar Gardens were laid out as a Persian paradise garden intended to create a representation of an earthly utopia in which humans co-exist in perfect harmony with all elements of nature. Construction of the gardens began in 1641 during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan and was completed in 1642. In 1981 the Shalimar Gardens were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as they embodied Mughal garden design at the apogee of its development.