Flowers of Alhambra Gardens, Granada

Allah has promised to the believing men and the believing women gardens, beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them, and goodly dwellings in gardens of perpetual abode; and best of all is Allah’s goodly pleasure; that is the grand achievement. ~ Koran 9.72Traditionally Moorish gardens are a symbol of cool place to rest and reflect and their imagination of jannat (heaven). Alhambra Gardens is stunningly beautiful and full of lovely colorful flowers. The garden has been designed in style. There is one more famous Muslim garden in the lawns of Taj Mahal; unfortunately for me I haven’t been able to visit it yet. The major contrast with English garden is that these Muslim gardens are themed on water and shade, while English gardens are designed for walks. “Gardens underneath which rivers flow” is an expression that occurs more than thirty times in the Koran. The concept of flowing water and yielding plants, fruits or flowers is important and stressed. This garden in Generalife, Alhambra too showcases this concept this very well. Here I have a photo essay of the flowers and pools of the garden.

Alhambra Gardens

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Alhambra Gardens pink rose

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Alhambra Gardens red roses 2

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Alhambra Gardens read rose

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Alhambra Gardens flowers 2

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Alhambra Gardens flowers

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Alhambra Gardens water fountain

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Alhambra Gardens fountain

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Alhambra Gardens purple

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Alhambra Gardens yellow roses 2

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Alhambra Gardens yellow roses

Today’s FlowersΒ 

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45 Responses

  1. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, lovely images from your visit to the gardens. The flowers are beautiful and I love the fountains. Great post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Exquisite flowers, gorgeous colors and superb captures, Indrani!! Such a beautiful way to start my day!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a great new week!!

  3. ladyfi says:

    Just gorgeous! I remember that fountain even though it was many decades ago when I visited.

  4. Gail Dixon says:

    Beautiful flower shots!

  5. Purple flowers are wonderful in the garden.

  6. Truly Marvelous.. So cool and soothing.. Thanks for sharing, Indrani!

  7. The flowers are beautiful and soothing…

    Btw I am loving this Alhambra series πŸ™‚

  8. Colourful post πŸ™‚

  9. Cloudia says:

    Wonderful shots, Indrani

  10. magiceye says:

    Beautifully captured and thank you for sharing the philosophy behind gardens!!

  11. So beautiful…the pictures brighten up my day… πŸ™‚

  12. So beautiful photos

  13. Flowers have these own innocence, no matter of what color, size etc they are. They always manage to bring happiness & smile on your face.. Awesome pics Indrani πŸ™‚

  14. Beautiful flower snaps Indrani.. they brightened up my day πŸ™‚

  15. Anita says:

    Such pretty flowers!
    So much variety. Great pics, Indrani πŸ™‚

  16. Precious flowers from Granada, and I love the fountain.

  17. i b arora says:

    amazing pics!!!!!

  18. Uppal says:

    Gorgeous variety of flowers!

  19. Beautiful captures Indrani. Reminds me of the Mughal Gardens more than the Taj Mahal lawn. πŸ™‚

  20. The gorgeous and beautiful flowers can brighten anybody's day.Wonderful and amazing pics.Indrani..!!

  21. Jeevan says:

    Wow! Superb capture on the flowers and fountains… enjoyable POV overall!

  22. Pictures are awesome.

  23. All are amusing to watch, especially those fountains stolen my heart. Thank you Indrani for a nice post πŸ™‚

  24. Amazing flowers and wonderful captures, Indrani… I hope someday my garden can boast of the same… πŸ™‚

  25. Wow:) Lovely Flowers!

  26. Loved your description and all the photos πŸ™‚

  27. D.Nambiar says:

    Lovely fountains.
    I believe symmetry is also a big part of Mughal gardens. πŸ™‚

  28. Mridula says:

    A feast to the eyes!

  29. Extremely beautiful shots.. truly a treat to eyes.. πŸ™‚

  30. George says:

    Thank you for taking us along with you on your visit to this beautiful garden.

  31. The flowing rivers and also fruits and flower yielding trees indeed make the Earth a paradise. Beautiful photo collection of the gardens and its plants and flowers, Indrani.

  32. Purple flowers are wonderful in the garden. what a beautiful place to visit .

  33. this is so gorgeous πŸ™‚

  34. Beautiful pictures.. Nature at its best.

  35. Gorgeous pics, Indrani.

  36. That was a feast for eyes Indrani and thanks for telling me about the difference between British and Moore gardens–interesting !

  37. Gorgeous photos! It was early spring when I visited and there weren't many flowers.

  38. Molly says:

    Love the pretty fountains

    Mollyxxx

  39. So much beauty in this post! Amazing pictures!

  40. Sudhir R says:

    Referance to Quaranic Verses was apt! Gardens are always a beauty !

  41. bettyl-NZ says:

    The garden is a great combination of water and blossoms! The second photo is just awesome.

  42. Such lovely images….Great colours and captures….

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