The Splendor and Purpose of Persian Design

A special Garden Conservancy Event in Southern California

Garden in Sevilla. Photo: Cristi Walden

Garden in Sevilla. Photo: Cristi Walden

From recorded history’s earliest cultivated landscapes to contemporary California, Persian design has made a mark on the garden. Trace the evolution of Paradise and discover a 21st century application for ancient practices and aesthetics at Gift of Paradise: The Splendor and Purpose of Persian Design, a Garden Conservancy event co-sponsored by Pacific Horticulture.

Public square in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkind, Uzbekistan. Photo: Cristi Walden

Public square in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkind, Uzbekistan. Photo: Cristi Walden

Enjoy a day of lectures, lunch and book signings

Patrick Hunt - “Tracing the Persian Garden in Other Cultures”

Christy Edstrom O’Hara - “Persia to Spain to California: Lessons in Garden Design”

Walter Denny - “Chahar Bagh: The Persian Formal Garden and Its Refection in Islamic Carpets, Textiles, and Arts of the Book”

Cristi Walden - “Tales of Arabian Tiles: Persian Palaces, Sufi Shrines, and Turkish Temples”

Read more about the speakers.


Save with early registration

$65 for members of the Garden Conservancy and Pacific Horticulture ($85 after April 19)

$75 general admission ($95 after April 19)

Register online or call the Garden Conservancy at 845-424-6500 (New York)


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