Abstract—Persian garden is included among the most
characteristic and crucial elements in Iranian landscape. The
significance of the art of erecting gardens for Iranians can be
seen as far as the hot and dry climate of Iran and its water
deficiency for plantation are concerned. Water is an important
element in Persian garden and it can be purported that gardens
would lose their meaning without it. Water is used in garden
applications due to its capabilities including life, brightness,
cleanliness, light, inertia and motion causing many sensations in
the human soul and elevating mental comfort. Furthermore, its
various running structures including basins, streams, water
creeks and fountains enable mental comfort and technical
functions. In this research, water features (pools, fountains,
Qanat, waterfalls) situated in Bagh-e Shahzadeh (Shahzadeh
Garden), Kerman-Iran, built as the palace garden by Abd-ol
Hamid Mirza Nasser-al Dawleh Farman Farma during the rule
of Qajars in 1160 AH, will be investigated. Design and
structural characteristics of water features that survived till
present and are situated in the palace gardens will be discussed
based on the collected data, and suggestions will be made for the
current preservation issues.
Index Terms—Historical gardens, Islamic gardens, persian gardens, water.
Parisa Göker is with the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Art and Design Faculty, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Parisa Göker, "An Analysis of Water Features in Persian gardens; Bagh-e Shahzadeh," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 661-664, 2017.