It is likely that after spending a few days in Kathmandu with the hustle-bustle of this city, you would want a place to simply fall back and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. And such wishes come true at a place like the Garden of Dreams. The garden is only a few minutes’ walk away from Thamel area, but miles away in its feel.
Inspired by the Edwardian style gardens in England, Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana ordered the making of these gardens in his palace in 1920. The designing and construction work was taken care of by famous landscape architect Kishore Narshingh, who had also designed the Singha Durbar for the Maharaja- Sumsher’s father.
Six pavilions- each dedicated to one of the six seasons in Nepal was the most striking features of the garden. Within its walls also lie a range of fountains, garden furniture, verandas and birdhouses.
Bringing it back to life
After Sumsher’s death in 1964, the garden was handed over to the government. Due to years of neglect, the beautiful place turned into a crumbled site. However, the restoration project that began in the year 2000 brought back the old glory and made the Garden of Dreams come back to life.
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