Africa-Asia-Pacific Links

Africa * Western Asia * Southeast Asia * India * China * Tibet * Japan * Pacific Ocean nations

 

AFRICA

General

African World Heritage Sites

Nearly Unknown in the West: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Cultural Landscapes, Jared Green

Botswana

National Botanical Garden, Gaborone

Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape

Egypt

Gardens of Ancient Egypt

Women and the garden: Ancient Egypt

Gardens and Ponds of Ancient Egypt

Ivory Coast

Les îles Ehotilé national park, in French only

South Africa

Assessing the South African City as a Cultural Landscape, Gwen Teron

Specific sites

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Johannesburg Botanical Garden, 1, 2

Uganda

Entebee Botanic Gardens

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WESTERN ASIA

General

Has the Garden of Eden been located at last? By Dora Jane Hamblin

Paradise on earth: Historical gardens of the arid Middle East

Iran

Persian gardens, 1, 2

Persian Gardens: Meaning, Symbolism, Design

Iraq

Hanging gardens of Babylon, 1, 2, 3

Jordan

Analyzing the Cultural Landscape of Beidha with the Assistance of Remote Sensing Data: Some Findings of Relevance to the Chronology of Natufian and Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Occupations, by Douglas C. Comer

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SOUTHEAST ASIA

Cambodia

Angkor Wat, 1, 2, 3

Laos

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Thailand

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, 1, 2, 3

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INDIA

General

Indian Cultural Landscapes: Religious pluralism, tolerance and ground reality, Nalini Thakur

Landscape, water and religion in ancient India, Julia Shaw

Specific sites

Taj Mahal gardens, Agra, 1, 2, 3, 4

Fatehpur Sikri

Burhanpur Cultural Landscape Conservation: Inspiring Quality for Sustainable Regeneration, Amit Wahurwagh and Alpana Dongre

A Botanic Garden in an Historic City of India: Patiala’s Role in Botanic Garden Conservation, Parshotam Kumar

Rashtrapathi Nilayam, Hydrabad

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EASTERN ASIA

History of Gardens in East Asia

CHINA

General

Environmental Aesthetics and Chinese Gardens

Traditional Chinese Gardens

Round About My Peking Garden by Mrs. Archibald Little. London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1905.

The Chinese garden

Specific sites

Classical gardens of Suzhou, 1, 2, 3

Magnificent Chinese Garden Art in The Summer Palace, Beijing, China

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TIBET

My Cultural Landscape: Thinking about Tibet

JAPAN

General

The Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Database

The Beauty of the Japanese Garden

Types of Japanese gardens

Inventory of Historic Gardens in Japan. Prepared for the ICOMOS/IFLA 2006 meeting by Sugio Shintaro

Specific sites

Ritsurin Koen, Takamatsu City, 1, 2

Katsura Rikyu, 1

Kenroku-en, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 1, 2, 3

Kairaku-en, Mito, 1, 2, 3

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PACIFIC OCEAN NATIONS

General

Pacific Island Cultural Landscapes: ICOMOS Thematic Study

Australia

National Library of Australia, some historic garden images from its pictorial collection

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens, State Library exhibition, New South Wales

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain, Sydney

Eryldene Historic House and Garden, Sydney

The Reflective Gardener: Nurseries: Gelding’s Victoria Nursery, Sydney

Edna Walling – Australia’s Greatest Landscape Designer, 1, 2, 3

Cultural landscapes: A practical guide for park management, New South Wales

Beleura House & Garden, Victoria

Carrick Hill, South Australia

Heritage Gardens, Victoria

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape video, southwest Victoria

Tasmania

Tasmania’s Historic French Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Woolmers Estate rose garden

Runnymede, Hobart

Sri Lanka

Sigiriya, Sigiri gardens, 1, 2, 3

Anuradhapura

Characterizing the traditional tree garden systems of southwest Sri Lanka, by Klaus Geiger

How empire and disaster shaped Sri Lanka’s botanical gardens, by Robin Lane Fox

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, 1, 2, 3

Department of National Botanic Gardens, Sri Lanka

Botanic Gardens at Hakgala, Sri Lanka, 1, 2

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