The Turks were a nomadic people from East Asia who learned the art of making gardens partly from the Greek and Roman gardens of what is now Western Turkey and partly from the Persian gardens of what is now Eastern Turkey. They also retained a love of outdoor living in what became a garden setting. It is regrettable that so few Turkish gardens survive from Turkey’s Ottoman period.
In addition to these Turkish Garden Finder entries, please see Garden Tours in Turkey for information on tours, self-guided visits tailor-made tours and gardens open to the public in Turkey. Also see Property in Turkey for information on buying second homes and villas in Turkey.