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.