A stylish oasis in dusty Kathmandu

Early 1920, Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher embellished his palace in the capital of Nepal with a neoclassical garden, named the Garden of Dreams. The garden was restored in 2000, granting a peaceful oasis to the inhabitants of the dusty, bustling city. The pictures are taken one week before the devastating earthquake of 2015.

April 2015, by Karolien Bais



Moved by the work of the renowned Srilankan brothers Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, I started exploring the landscaping in Asia. Finding exquisite examples was easy, whether it was in the palace gardens of the ancient Mughal Empire or in the urban parks of the modern megalopolis.

A secluded garden for a rebellious queen
Tribute to a Bengali architect

Urban landscaping in Tokyo
Zen gardens: The essence of nature

Hong Kong
City dotted with public green

Sri Lanka
The Brief Garden of Bevis Bawa
Geoffrey Bawa’s scaping in nature

A stylish oasis in dusty Kathmandu

Jim Thompson Garden in Bangkok
Tweechol garden in Doi Saket
Lush herb garden in Rayong
Temple garnished with cycads