Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The ideal of the Islamic and Mughal garden

The detail of an eighteen century Rajput miniature of an Indian princess in a garden reveals typical features inherited from the ideal of the Islamic and Mughal garden. Within high enclosing walls with imposing entrance gates there are pavilions and lotus-filled pools, and cypresses and flowering fruit tress as well as colourful flowers flourish in the geometrically arranged beds. Beyond the outer walls irrigation from the river has made it possible to grow a shrubbery which includes cypresses and bananas and perhaps other exotic trees and flowers as well as those native to India.

From Gardening through the ages. By Penelope Hobhouse. Italy. 1992. P. 50/51

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