Paradise Gardens: The world's most beautiful Islamic gardens

In the Islamic tradition, a garden with its central elements of water, the scent of fruit trees, and places for rest and reflection, celebrate heaven on earth. Paradise gardens play a central role in everyday life in the Islamic world, yet little is known about them. Monty Don and acclaimed photographer, Derry Moore, set off on a journey to find out more about the principles and immersive delights of paradise gardens and how a very different culture and climate has influenced garden design round the world. Their journey covers twenty-nine gardens from the Real Alcazar and the Alhambra in Spain, and Le Jardin Majorelle in Morocco, to Highgrove a Mughal garden in Bradford in England.

  • Authors: Monty Don, Derry Moore
  • Published: 2018
  • 224 Pages, Hardcover
  • 4 X 9.5 inches