GARDEN

referring to a garden estate, intended primarily for pleasure rather than permanent residence or production of crops, formally laid out, usually incorporating architectural elements, such as ornamental pools, gate-houses, and pavilions.

 

GARDEN (bāḡ), referring to a garden estate, intended primarily for pleasure rather than permanent residence or production of crops, formally laid out, usually incorporating architectural elements, such as ornamental pools, gate-houses, and pavilions. Numerous gardens mentioned in historical texts are designated by name, either of the founder, or of the flora or fauna associated with them. Poetical names, such as delgošā (easing the heart) or jahānnemā (image of the world), commonly occur after the 15th century. See also BĀḠ.

i. Achaemenid

ii. Islamic Period

iii. Persian Influence on Indian Gardens

iv. Botanical

v. In Persian Literature. See BĀḠ iii.

vi. In Persian Art

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Originally Published: December 15, 2000

Last Updated: February 2, 2012

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