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A lost garden emerges: Sunder Nursery, Delhi, India

Aligned with the large entrance plaza of Humayun’s tomb, Sunder Nursery features a spectacular pedestrian Cent...

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The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton

Ice Chabutra - The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Courtesy of Nelson Byrd Woltz, 2018

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Islamic gardens - Catalysts for change

The Bagh-e Babur, Kabul, Afghanistan.

AKDN / Simon Norfolk

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AKDN interview with Luis Monreal: Culture as a catalyst for development

In Cairo, Azhar Park and its adjacent neighbourhood, Darb al-Ahmar, can be seen from the minaret of Umm as-Sul...

AKDN / Nasser Rabbat

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AKDN parks and gardens

The Aga Khan Museum and Park, Toronto, Canada. Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic designed th...

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Parks & Gardens

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3.2 million

AKDN’s major parks and gardens receive over 3.2 million visitors each year.

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The creation of the Al-Azhar park

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13

AKDN has created and rehabilitated 13 parks and gardens.

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Gardens of Paradise: past and present

The Garden has for many centuries served as a central element in Muslim culture. The Holy Qur’an, itself, portrays the Garden as a central symbol of a spiritual ideal – a place where human creativity and Divine majesty are fused, where the ingenuity of humanity and the beauty of nature are productively connected. Gardens are a place where the ephemeral meets the eternal, and where the eternal meets the hand of man.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Toronto, May 2015

Parks are typically “platforms” from which you can see the splendour of the city’s cultural heritage. In Delhi, you look upon Mughal monuments and learn about their history. In Cairo, you view Al Azhar Mosque, the Citadel and many other prominent monuments of the Old City. So the parks we build contribute to the enhancement of the cultural environment.

Luis Monreal, General Manager, AKTC