Paradise Gardens: the world’s most beautiful Islamic gardens by Monty Don and Derry Moore


A journey through some of the world’s most stunning gardens from Spain and Morocco to Turkey and India. In the Islamic tradition, a garden is a shaded place for rest and reflection and gardens play a central role in everyday life in the Islamic world.

Monty Don and acclaimed photographer, Derry Moore, set off on a journey to find out how a very different culture and climate has influenced garden design. Their journey starts in the historical and stunning gardens of Andalucia before heading east to the beating heart of Islam: Turkey, Iran and India. Monty will discover and learn about the four areas of Islamic civilisation; Andalucian, Moghul, Persian and Ottoman, by visiting gardens that represent and symbolise each.