The Garden Guide

Book: C.M Villiers Stuart Gardens of the Great Mughals
Chapter: Chapter 9 Pinjor - An Indian country house and its garden

Pinjore House and Garden Yadavindra

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CHAPTER IX PINJOR - AN INDIAN COUNTRY-HOUSE AND ITS GARDEN Alas that Spring should vanish with the Rose ! That Youths sweet-scented Manuscript should close ! The Nightingale that in the bushes sang, Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows! OMAR KHAYYAM. THE Mughal gardens of the plains are sad for want of flowers; the terraced gardens of the Dal have lost in part their original character; the gardens of the Kashmir springs are but shadows of their former loveliness: but Pinjor, the great garden made by Fadai Khan at the holy spring of Panchpura, still serves its purpose practically unchanged since Fadai first built this Indian country-house and its garden. [Note: Pinjore Gardens, also known as Yadavindra Gardens, are 20 km north of Chandigarh in India's Haryana State]