As we mentioned in our article in January 2008, the City of Geneva will soon be lucky enough to have a wonderful Persian Garden and recently we were informed by the steering committee in charge of the project of the latest news. Please do not hesitate to start such a garden somewhere near you and to help this wonderful project in any way that you can.
Warmest regards to you all,
A Persian Garden
The desire to enrich the City of Geneva's cultural and botanical patrimony by giving it a ''Persian Garden'' was born three years ago. Particularly suited to Geneva's international role and reputation, the Persian Garden symbolizes peace and harmony.
The conception and planning of this public Garden has had to take into account the precise aesthetics of traditional Persian Gardens. Accordingly, the Persian Garden of Geneva Association has been advised by specialists in the fields of Architecture, Landscaping and Horticulture from around the world.
UNESCO has defined this Persian Garden Project as ''a symbol of peace and love, overcoming political and cultural barriers''.
The City of Geneva has now granted the Association appropriate land within the Parc des Franchises and will maintain the Garden in perpetuity.
View of Parc des Franchises
The Association's efforts are now concentrated on gathering the necessary funds for the construction and plantations, estimated at CHF 1,300,000 ($1,200,000), or about CHF 680 ($625) per square meter. Because the Association has been recognized as being of public interest, all donations are tax deductible in Switzerland.
The Association needs your support. Will you sow some seeds with us?
For the Persian Garden of Geneva Association
Ferdows Garden, Iran
The Persian Garden of Geneva is a living sanctuary where botanic, landscaping and architectural concepts unite to create a metaphor of ''Heaven on Earth'' or ''Paradise''.
A place where all human senses are aroused in a soul-lifting and contemplative journey around the fundamental and natural elements comprising plants, water & natural stones.
The talar (pavilion) concept of the Persian Garden of Geneva
Chehel Sotoon, Isfahan
Three years ago, this exciting project took shape following a group of conferences organized by the ILLA Association on "The Persian Garden" and held at the "Musée d'Art et d'Histoire of Geneva". From the beginning this project has found many supporters, encouraging us to realize the first Persian Garden in the western world.
Today, we are pleased to announce that the "Parc des Franchises" in the heart of the city of Geneva will be the future site of the Garden. Indeed, the city of Geneva approved by Mr. Tornare, at the time mayor of Geneva, offered this unique opportunity. We are very grateful that the city of Geneva has also agreed to cover the maintenance costs of the garden.
Eram Garden, Shiraz
We hope that you will pledge your financial support to the project. As a sign of gratitude, the name of the generous donors will be listed on an official plaque at the entrance of the garden. Moreover, the State of Geneva and the Swiss Confederation consider our project as being of public utility. Thus, any donation to the project will be subject to tax exemption.
In the coming months, the challenge is to secure the funds necessary for the construction and planting of this garden. The estimated cost for this project is approximately CHF 1,300,000, ($1,200,000) meaning that each square meter will cost about CHF 680 ($625).
A garden in Shiraz
This garden will deliver a message of harmony and peace and would be an important addition to Geneva‟s cultural and international treasuries with an echo beyond the city's borders. We are proud to announce that this project has recently been endorsed by UNESCO as a "universal symbol of peace and love that has crossed political and cultural boundaries".
Association pour un Jardin Persan à Genève, 24 Chemin de Sous Caran, 1245 Collonge Bellerive, Switzerland email@example.com .
Account : Postfinance, Genève, Compte No. (IBAN) : CH68 0900 0000 1018 77537
A Persian Park
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