Diversity of Design in Historical Gardens of Shiraz

Document Type : مقاله کوتاه


Assistant professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University


This paper presents a comparative analysis of the design of four historic gardens in Shiraz: Eram, Delgosha, Takht, and Jahan-nama. These gardens have all been designed in 8th Century AH (14th Century). Their design has influenced prominent gardens of later centuries inside and outside Iran. Although all of these gardens have been built in the same period and in the same geographical position, scrutiny in their design reveals a drastic diversity despite their initial apparent similarity.