The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles that have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BC. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, pavilions and walls, as well as sophisticated irrigation systems. They have influenced the art of garden design as far as India and Spain.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

9 sites in this World Heritage

  • Ancient Garden of Pasargadae
  • Bagh-e Eram
  • Bagh-e Chehel Sotun
  • Bagh-e Fin
  • Bagh-e Abas Abad
  • Bagh-e Shahzadeh
  • Bagh-e Dolat Abad
  • Bagh-e Pahlavanpur
  • Bagh-e Akbariyeh

Ancient Garden of Pasargadae

Bagh-e Eram

Bagh-e Chehel Sotun

Bagh-e Fin

Bagh-e Abas Abad

Bagh-e Shahzadeh

Bagh-e Dolat Abad

Bagh-e Pahlavanpur

Bagh-e Akbariyeh

DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Iran 
Category
Cultural
Name
The Persian Garden
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2011
Keyword
Garden, Registered in 2011