The city's most famous monuments, including the Shalimar and Nishat Gardens, were built after the Mughal emperor Akbar captured the province of Kashmir in the sixteenth century.
Retired leisure, that in trim Gardens takes his pleasure.john milton
Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two Gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other Gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."
Did you ever see the Rhinoceros, and the Hippopotamus, at the Zoological Gardens, trying to dance a minuet together? It is a touching sight.
And give good news to those who believe and do good deeds, that for them are Gardens in which rivers flow. Whenever they are given a portion of the fruit thereof, they will say: This is what was given to us before and they are given the like of it. And for them therein are pure companions and therein they will abide.
There is no manner of doubt that a town surrounded by water is a very fine sight; but a town surrounded by land is much finer.Can there be any comparison in point of beauty, between the dull monotony of a watery surface, and the delightful variety of Gardens, meadows, hills and woods ?
Praying is another way of singing.You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.You plant in the Gardens the spirit of roses.Dannie Abse
God hath, at all times and under all conditions, been wholly independent of His creatures. He hath cherished and will ever cherish the desire that all men may attain His Gardens of Paradise with utmost love, that no one should sadden another, not even for a moment, and that all should dwell within His cradle of protection and security until the Day of Resurrection which marketh the dayspring of the Revelation of Him Whom God will make manifest.báb
After spending a week in Cape Town, finding that they overcharged me at the hotel, and having seen everything there was to see, including the botanical Gardens, which seem to me likely to confer a great benefit on the country, and the new Houses of Parliament, which I expect will do nothing of the sort, I determined to go back to Natal.h. rider haggard
Where are these rational practices to be taught and acquired? Not within the four walls of a bare building, in which formality predominates... But in the nursery, play-ground, fields, Gardens, workshops, manufactures, museums and class-rooms. …The facts collected from all these sources will be concentrated, explained, discussed, made obvious to all, and shown in their direct application to practice in all the business of life.Robert Owen
Lands for the purposes of pleasure and magnificence, parks, Gardens, public walks, &c. possessions which are every where considered as causes of expence, not as sources of revenue, seem to be the only lands which, in a great and civilized monarchy, ought to belong the crown.Adam Smith
Government protection should be thrown around every wild grove and forest on the mountains, as it is around every private orchard, and the trees in public parks. To say nothing of their value as fountains of timber, they are worth infinitely more than all the Gardens and parks of towns.john muir
I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world; But like a spirit, I am hidden from the eyes of the world. If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me; For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the Gardens.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
Then I said in my heart, "Come home with me, beloved there is but one home for us all. When we find in proportion as each of us finds that home, shall we be Gardens of delight to each other little chambers of rest galleries of pictures wells of water."
The Chandra Mahal or principal palace is a massive building from which a magnificent view is obtained of the surrounding hills, fort and extensive Gardens. The ground and other floors of the palace comprise apartments richly decorated with floral designs, embellished with quaint and beautiful buildings, adorned with mirrors, and sumptuously furnished and fitted in the most elegant style. P.210
Scattered about within the limits of Srinagar there are numerous Gardens and open spaces.
And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim Gardens takes his pleasure.john milton
Have you ever noticed how few sitting places you find in private Gardens How seldom the versatility and importance of benches is considered True gardeners, with their peerless taste , dexterity and inspired planting, never stop ... To sit is almost an offence, a sign of depravity and an outrage towards every felicitous refinement that has gone into making a garden .
Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppress'd with perfume, Wax faint o'er the Gardens of Gul in her bloom.lord byron
Those golden birds that, in the spice-time, drop About the Gardens, drunk with that sweet food Whose scent hath lur'd them o'er the summer flood; And those that under Araby's soft sun Build their high nests of budding cinnamon.thomas moore
Up from the Gardens floated the perfume Of roses and myrtle, in their perfect bloom.
The tuberose, with her silvery light, That in the Gardens of Malay Is call'd the Mistress of the Night, So like a bride, scented and bright; She comes out when the sun's away.thomas moore