Visit Eram Garden in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Eram Garden in Shiraz is a name of historic Persian garde. Eram Garden of Shiraz is the Persian version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Muslim's book of Quran. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its beauties and aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." Both pavilion and the garden are built during the middle of 19th century by the Ilkhanate or a paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Fars. Nederland’s Traveller Cornelius de Bruyn gives a description of the Eram gardens in the 18th century. Over the centuries the structure has been modified, restored or stylistically changed by various participants.
The first pavilion facing south along the long axis was designed by a local architect, Haji Mohammad Hasan. The structure housed 32 rooms on two stories, decorated by tiles with poems from the Persian poet Hafez written on them.
The structure underwent renovation by the Zand dynasty and was also renovated during the time of the Qajar dynasty. The Pahlavi dynasty invested a lot in this garden renovating it to an internationally recognizable status; in fact in 1965, and then Britain's ambassador to Iran, Sir Denis Wright was invited by Asadollah Alam, Mohammad Reza Shah's close friend, and at the time Chancellor of Shiraz University, to a party in Eram Garden thrown for Princess Alexandra of the Oglivy. The compound came under the protection of Pahlavi University during the Pahlavi era, and was used as the College of Law. Eram Garden today stills a property of Shiraz University and is open to the public as a museum and Botanical gardens as well.
Visit Narenjestan-e Ghavam Garden House in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Qavam House (also widely called "Narenjestan e Ghavam") is one of a traditional and historical Persian Gardens in Shiraz. It was built in the mid-to-late 19th century by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam families were merchants originally from Qazvin. But they soon became active in the government during the Zand dynasty, followed by the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasty as well. The Qavam "Naranjestan" preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe. The mirrored porch was a focal point of the house, overlooking onto gardens lined with date palms and flowers. During the second Pahlavi era, the House became the headquarters of Pahlavi University's "Asia Institute", directed by Arthur Pope and Richard Nelson Frye. Frye and his family also lived in the house for a while as well. Narenjestan-e Ghavan today opens as a museum.
Visit Afif Abad (Golshan) Garden in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Afif-Abad Garden or, Golshan Garden in Shiraz is a Persian Historical Garden in Shiraz. Located in the affluent Afif-Abad district of Shiraz, the complex was constructed in 1863. It contains a former royal mansion, a historical weapons museum, and a Persian garden, all open to the public.
Visit Jahan Nama Garden in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Jahan Nama Garden is another Persian historical garden in Shiraz, The Jahan Nama Garden
located near the tomb of Iranian poet, Hafez,the Jahan Nama garden was built during the Teymurid dynasty by Teymur Gourkani, Karim Khan Zand renovated Jahan Nama Garden and ordered a 2 story edifice in it.
Visit Delgosha Garden in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Delgosha Garden is also another Persian Historic Garden in Shiraz, the Delgosha Garden in Shiraz was Renovated during the Qajar era, the garden takes on a more beautiful appearance in spring because of its blooming tangerine trees.
Visit Nazar Garden in Shiraz, Shiraz Garden tours
Nazar Garden, now Pars Museum of Shiraz is also another Persian historic garden of Shiraz. In the past building was used for hosting foreign ambassadors or official ceremonies. Kolah-Farangi Building was converted into Pars Museum in 1936. The exterior of the building is decorated with pretty tile-works, the patterns of which consist of flowers, plants, birds, hunting and the scenes of coronation of Soleiman. The building has a central domed hall and four royal chambers located in the north, south, east and west directions. In the middle of the hall is a beautiful marble pond. The ceiling of the building is decorated with attractive embellishments. The tomb of Karim Khan Zand, the ruler of Zand Dynasty is situated in the eastern royal chamber.