BBC World Service Documentary: The Gardeners of Kabul

BBC World Service Documentary: The Gardeners of KabulAfghans have long had a deep love for trees, plants and flowers and they express this every summer through the work they do in their gardens. We are all familiar with the picture of the Afghan man with his large beard and Kalashnikov rifle – now meet the men with secateurs and watering cans.

Gardening is in their blood and it has been forever. You can see this in Babur’s Garden, which was laid out in the early 16th Century by the man who established the Mughal dynasty in India. Largely destroyed during the civil war of the 1990s, the garden is once more a notable feature of the city, its largest public space.

Source: BBC World Service – The Documentary, The Gardeners of Kabul

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture led the reutilisation of the historic Bagh-e-Babur garden as a major public open space and also rehabilitated neighbourhood residential dwellings and public sanitation facilities in Afghanistan.

 


 

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