The historical gardens of Yazd are a green treasure.
Yazd; The city of clay and soil is known as the bride of the desert.
This desert city has hidden and keeps the valuable water from the bright and burning rays of the sun in the heart of the ground, and transmits it to gardens and plateaus by various aqueducts!
But the roots of the trees, like the hardworking people of this country, have drawn water from the heart of the earth and built the spectacular gardens of Yazd to create a cozy shade in the heart of the desert and nature of Yazd. These gardens are among the sightseeing, recreational places, natural, and tourist attractions of Yazd. So far, 31 of the historical gardens of Yazd have been registered as world heritage in the list of national monuments of Iran and tourism monuments of Yazd province.
A beautiful 200-year-old garden in the bride of the Iranian desert cities called, Yazd. The 200-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts many tourists each year. This building, which has the most complex architectural techniques in Iran, Qanat, and windcatcher, shows off the Iranian architecture like a gem. Dolat Abad Garden was built around 1750 during the Afsharieh Dynasty as the residence of Shahrokh Mirza and Karim Khan Zand. The garden has Iran’s tallest Badgir(windcatcher), which is standing over 33 meters. This beautiful garden consists of a pavilion that was built in accordance with the original Iranian architectural style and a large garden and some other buildings. A long pool shaded by tall cypress trees leads to the main entrance. On the way to the mansion, there are beautiful grape and pomegranate trees behind those tall trees. The tallest wind tower in the pavilion within the garden is conceivable miles away.
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One of the nine precious historical gardens in Mehriz, Yazd, is registered in UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with eight other gardens under the title of “Persian Garden”. Mehriz city is located 45 Km from Yazd city.
It is the famous Qajar garden (1789 to 1925)for the
- Permanent streams among the garden.
- Tall and old trees.
- Old mansion in the middle of the garden.
Also, the fruit trees of the garden include pomegranates, almonds, and persimmons, and the planting of these trees reflects the relatively cool climate of the region due to the high heat of Yazd province.
This 5000 sq garden is one of the unique construction based on the design of original Iranian gardens that its historical buildings have created a special bond between the nature and art of architecture.
Pahlavanpour Garden’s architecture reflects the changes in the style of traditional Iranian gardening compared to modern gardening.
While you are visiting Mehriz city don't miss visiting the Jame Mosque of Fahraj, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Faahadaan, Museum of Mirror and Lighting, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, and Sadri Garden.
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One of the old gardens of Yazd in the vicinity of Yazd city is Bagh e Namir or Sadri garden. This old garden with 12000 square meters belongs to 400 years( Zand dynasty) ago is one of the tourist attractions of Taft and is located in the Bagh e Golestan neighborhood in southeastern Taft beside Taft River which runs along Yazd-Shiraz road. This old garden with tall and old trees, a traditional building with original decorations(tilework, plasterwork), and a great pond with different fountains have created a cozy place for visitors.
This garden has various architectural spaces including:
- A pavilion or Zemestan Khaneh.
- Caravanserai complex (including the mill, water reservoir, and commercial spaces).
- Different houses around the garden.
- The mansion or summer residence.
Namir garden has several rows of different trees mostly consisting of willows, pomegranate, mulberry, pine, and cedar that have created a lush green space.
Khan Garden or Naserie Garden is a 15 thousand-square meters garden and one of the historical gardens of Yazd which was built around the 1850s (13th century AH) under the command of Mohammad Khan Vali, the governor of Yazd (during the Qajar period).Khan Garden is located on the way from Yazd to Taft(25 Km Yazd) and included different parts as:
- The main Mansion is known as Khan Neshin (Chamber of Khan) with traditional and original decorations like plasterwork, tilework, mirrorwork, and other Iranian decorations.
- Tall windcatcher.
- Water store.
- Great blue pond in the middle of the garden.
If you are going to find a cozy traditional hotel garden to stay in Yazd province, the khoshnevis Garden is one of the best options. This Qajar era garden is located in Yazd province, Mehriz city, Estahrej neighborhood 7000 square meters. The permanent stream originated from the water of Hassan Abad World Aqueduct passes in the middle of the garden and has made a nice view for travelers. Bagh Khoshnavis is turned into a tourism center with different services like a traditional hotel with 13 rooms of different types, a restaurant, and a coffee shop.
Ali Naqi Khan Taft's garden is a valuable example of Iranian gardens in the early Qajar period. This historical garden with an area of 20 thousand square meters is one of the tourist attractions of Taft city and Yazd province. The different buildings of this garden can be divided into 4 parts, which include the main entrance area, the stable, the bathroom, the Sherbat house, the possible remains of the guard tower, and some rooms on the eastern front, Pavillion, and the kitchen.
One of its glorious features is the presence of a Pavillion in the middle of the garden, which is built in an area of about 400 square meters on two floors with brick, marble, wood, plaster, clay, and mud materials, and has a 4side view to the garden.
Why Ali Naghi Khan garden?
1- Ali Naghi Khan's garden is a valuable example of Iranian gardens in the desert.
2- This garden consists of three other garden houses named Afzali, Ali Naghi Khan, and Astan Quds next to each other.
3- The passage of Qanat's water in the garden has created a fresh and lively atmosphere in it.
4- Valuable architecture of various buildings in the garden, including the pavilion, kitchen, syrup room, bathroom, stables, etc.
These charms of Yazd will enchant you
One of the historical gardens of Yazd is Naji garden belongs to the Qajar period.
This is one of the famous gardens in Yazd city and among the natural and tourist attraction of Yazd.
this historical garden with more than 7000 sq included the main mansion in the middle of the garden with different parts.
- The main residence or mansion.
- A tall Badgir or windcatcher.
- Different rooms for accommodation.
- A long blue pond with different fountains.