The Shalamar Gardens Lahore: A case study of Mughal Garden Design and Concept
Islamic landscape architecture is one of the most significant domains of Islamic art and design, especially the development of Chahar bagh based on the concept of the paradisiacal garden created lush green places in Islamic territories. Muslims developed magnificent paradisical gardens during Timurid Kingdom in Persia and Central Asia and then during Mughal Empire in the Indian Subcontinent. The Mughals laid a unique style of gardens which was symbolic in design. The present study examines the relationship between the physical and symbolic features of Mughal gardens. The paper considers the example of Shalamar Gardens Lahore to examine this relationship.