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MUGHAL GARDENS

 An early textual references about Mughal gardens are found in the memoirs and biographies of the Mughal emperors. Bangladesh and Pakistan have a number of Mughal gardens which differ from their Central Asian predecessors with respect to "the highly disciplined geometry".  Significant use of rectilinear layouts are made within the walled enclosures.  India. Humayun and Akbar. Aerial view of the main part of the Mughal Gardens.  From the beginnings of the Mughal Empire. including those of Babur.  This style was influenced by Persian gardens.  The founder of the Mughal empire. described his favourite type of garden as a charbagh. the construction of gardens was a beloved imperial pastime. Babur. fountains and canals inside the gardens. .  Some of the typical features include pools. MUGHAL GARDENS are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the Islamic style of architecture. with the palace in the background.

.  There are six lotus shaped fountains at the crossings of these channels. etc. . bougainvillea. Wheresas the energetic fountains rising up to a height of 12 feet create soothing murmur that enthralls the visitor.  Mughal Garden is a British garden inspired by the Mughal style and that is why you can come across some Mughal style canals. Mughal Garden in Delhi is spread over an area of 13 acres and is a combination of the former Mughal style with that of the British style. long and circular gardens also known as Pearl garden. Mughal Garden is divided into 3 sections . fountains and terraces. sweet william.  Mughal Garden is distinct from other gardens in the sense that it comprises of a large variety of trees and flowers such as marigold.rectangular. rose. There are wooden trays placed on stands in the centre of the channels where grain is put for the birds to feed upon.  Mughal Garden has 4 waterways with a lotus-shaped red sandstone made fountain at their intersection. the channels are so tranquil in their movement that they seem frozen. viscaria. The whole Mughal Garden is a place of scenic beauty.  In the channels at appropriate times of day can be seen reflections of the imposing building and the proud flowers. Mughal Garden is designed by Sir Edwin Lutynes for Lady Harding. Butterfly garden and Circular garden.  Main garden-Two channels running North to South and two running East to West divide this garden into a grid of squares.

PLAN OF MUGHAL GARDEN .

 At the centre of both the strips is a fountain which falls inwards forming a well. Petrea.  There is a red sandstone pergola in the centre over the cental pavement which is covered with Rose creepers. stores. a green house. Along the walls are planted the China Orange trees. Long Garden or the 'Purdha Garden' This is located to the West of the Main Garden.  The plants grown are the same as in the Main Garden.  Around the circular garden there are rooms for Office of the horticulturist. and runs along on either side of the central pavement which goes to the circular garden.  Walls about 12 feet high this is predominantly a rose garden. Parana Paniculata.Terrace garden  There are two longitudinal strips of garden at a higher level on either side of the Main Garden forming the Northern and Southern boundary. The walls are covered with creepers like Jasmine. Tecoma Grandiflora. Adenoclyma.  On the Western tips are located two gazebos and on the Eastern tips two ornately designed sentry posts. Bougainvillea and Grape Vines. It has 16 square rose beds encased in low hedges. Echitice. nursery etc. Bignonia Vanista. Rhyncospermum. .