Rare jewel in the heart of desert , Shazdeh (Shahzadeh) Garden, the ninth Iranian garden registered on the UNESCO’s World List , was about 140 years ago, in Kerman province, Iran. This remarkable garden, a green oasis surrounded by a brown desert with a collection of pools leading to a large palace was once the summer residence of a prince, for which it is called Shazdeh garden. The garden is about 1hour and half away from Arg-e Bam, both of which were damaged in a ruinous earthquake in 2003. Located at 35km southeast of Kerman, and about 2km from Mahan, Shazdeh Garden sits on 13.60 acres of land with a beautifully designed façade, a rectangular shape and is surrounded by a wall. It was originally built for Mohammad Hassan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani, and was extended by Abdolhamid Mirza Naseroldoleh. However, the construction was left unfinished due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s.
collected by Vahid Feyzkhah