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Gift of Persia: Moorish, Mughal, Mediterranean Influence on California Gardens

Fountains Nishat Bagh Mughal Gardens: Wikipedia by Mckay Savage

Anticipating with great enthusiasm the latest offering in the 2011 Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Series. The seminar, presented by the Ruth Bancroft Garden and The Garden Conservancy is enticingly titled: Gift of Persia: Exotic Gardens for California, on Friday July 15th at The Gardens at Heather Farm. Gift of Persia: Exotic Gardens for California will look at the influence of Moorish, Mughal, and Mediterranean garden architecture on contemporary California gardens.

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Historic Gardens

Alhambra & Generalife Gardens, Spain

Generalife The Patio de la Acequia Photo © Alice Joyce

Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens: An unforgettable profusion of roses and refreshing water features appear at every turn when you experience the beauty of this World Heritage Site under a brilliant azure sky on a day in Spring.

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Historic Gardens

Generalife: Granada, Spain - An Islamic Garden

Generalife Roses Vignette Photo © ALICE JOYCE

The Islamic Garden … A Paradise on Earth: the Moorish-designed royal gardens of the Alhambra and the Generalife manifest the ideals of an earthly paradise in sheltered courtyards cooled by shallow marble fountains or mirror-like pools of water.

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