The quality sought to be introduced into any garden or landscape is that of enchantment ~ marrying beauty in art and beauty in nature, creating a diverse, nourishing place for the body, mind, spirit.
The Old Iranian word pairidaeza refers to a walled orchard, garden or enclosed hunting park ~ a calm, sheltered retreat from the outside world. Elaborate water channels, pools and fountains cool the air. Fragrant flowers offer vibrant colour. Elegant trees offer shade and fruit.
If Paradise derives from such an elemental, idyllic place, then that is what we strive to create, consulting the Genius loci to inspire a garden congruent with the environment.