Vidyadhar Garden, Jaipur

Tribute to a Bengali architect

The Vidyadhar Garden, near the ancient Hindu pilgrimage site Galtaji, was built in 1988 as a tribute to the chief architect and urban planner of Jaipur: Vidyadhar Bhattacharya (1693-1751). The ground plan with water-ways, fountains, and pavilions refers to the Mughal architecture.

August 2010, 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