A Mughal Moment

Reading time 1 minute

This peaceful shot was taken during my last visit to Delhi in the gardens surrounding Humayun’s tomb. It was early in the morning as the groundsmen cleared leaves from the narrow rills and square pools. Little remains of the vast majority of Mughal gardens. It’s likely that their formal, geometric framework of water, pathways and specimen trees would originally have been softened by flowering plants such as roses, carnations and tulips. Their fragrant blooms are long gone, but the structure is still just as impressive.


Categories: Large Gardens, Travel, Tropical Gardens

Posted by The Frustrated Gardener

Greetings Garden Lover! Welcome to my blog. Plants are my passion and this is my way of sharing that joyful emotion with the world. You'll find over 1000 posts here featuring everything from abutilons to zinnias. If you've enjoyed what you've read, please leave a comment and consider subscribing using the yellow 'Follow' button in the bottom, right-hand corner of your screen. You will receive an email every time I post something new.

Leave a Reply

2 comments On "A Mughal Moment"

    1. Thank you Jack. They are some of the better preserved gardens in Delhi and they are still investing a lot of money in restoring the surrounding tombs and temples. I believe the Aga Khan is behind it all somewhere.

Follow The Frustrated Gardener and have new posts sent directly to your inbox

Join 8,225 other subscribers

Wordpress users click to subscribe here

Follow The Frustrated Gardener