Trees close to the entrance of the Eram Garden and it had been raining since morning on that day

Trees close to the entrance of the Eram Garden and it had been raining since morning on that day

A sign board shows the different parts of the garden - it is believed that first garden on this site was built during the Seljuk Dynasty (11th-14th century)

A sign board shows the different parts of the garden - it is believed that first garden on this site was built during the Seljuk Dynasty (11th-14th century)

Trees to the left side of the walkway - the Seljuks named this garden as

Trees to the left side of the walkway - the Seljuks named this garden as "Bag-e Shah" the Garden of the King

Looking back at the entrance of the Eram Garden with sun coming out of the clouds briefly

Looking back at the entrance of the Eram Garden with sun coming out of the clouds briefly

A closeup view of the entrance of the garden

A closeup view of the entrance of the garden

Looking to the right side of the Eram Garden with the mountains in the background

Looking to the right side of the Eram Garden with the mountains in the background

A thick blanket of clouds passing the mountain, opposite the Eram Garden of Shiraz

A thick blanket of clouds passing the mountain, opposite the Eram Garden of Shiraz

Main facade of the Eram Garden - this garden went under many renovation work during the Zand and Qajar dynasties

Main facade of the Eram Garden - this garden went under many renovation work during the Zand and Qajar dynasties

Tourists gathering in front of the main facade of the Eram Garden and it started to rain again and up went the umbrellas

Tourists gathering in front of the main facade of the Eram Garden and it started to rain again and up went the umbrellas

A pool at the front of the main facade - on 27 June 2011, this garden was registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list

A pool at the front of the main facade - on 27 June 2011, this garden was registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list

Shiraz Botanical Gardens are part of this whole complex which houses the Eram Garden

Shiraz Botanical Gardens are part of this whole complex which houses the Eram Garden

This path, located opposite the main building, goes to the other parts of the garden

This path, located opposite the main building, goes to the other parts of the garden

In the middle of this photo, Naseredin Shah is seen mounted on a white horse

In the middle of this photo, Naseredin Shah is seen mounted on a white horse

There are colourful paintings at the facade of the Eram Garden - in the past, this building was used as the College of Law

There are colourful paintings at the facade of the Eram Garden - in the past, this building was used as the College of Law

This seen of leopard attacking a deer is shown on two sides of the Eram Garden, one to the left and other to the right

This seen of leopard attacking a deer is shown on two sides of the Eram Garden, one to the left and other to the right

Prophet Solomon, Joseph and Zoleikha, stories of Ferdowsi and Nezami and the figure of Achaemenid Darius are shown on the main facade

Prophet Solomon, Joseph and Zoleikha, stories of Ferdowsi and Nezami and the figure of Achaemenid Darius are shown on the main facade

Leopard attacking deer scene is identical on both sides

Leopard attacking deer scene is identical on both sides

The main building of the garden consists of three stories - the second floor, at the center of the building is a large porch with two high standing pillars

The main building of the garden consists of three stories - the second floor, at the center of the building is a large porch with two high standing pillars

Floral motifs at the main facade of the Eram Garden

Floral motifs at the main facade of the Eram Garden

Date palm trees are beside the pool and they add greenery to the site and often these trees cover the smaller porches of the building

Date palm trees are beside the pool and they add greenery to the site and often these trees cover the smaller porches of the building

In 1980, this garden was converted into botanical garden by shiraz University

In 1980, this garden was converted into botanical garden by shiraz University

Beautiful Eram Garden of Shiraz - this compound came under the protection of Pahlavi University during the Pahlavi era

Beautiful Eram Garden of Shiraz - this compound came under the protection of Pahlavi University during the Pahlavi era

Zaighum Abbas Ranjha - in front of the Eram Garden

Zaighum Abbas Ranjha - in front of the Eram Garden

The Shiraz Botanical Garden was established in 1983

The Shiraz Botanical Garden was established in 1983

It was the month of February and winter was in full swing but there were still few green patches in the garden

It was the month of February and winter was in full swing but there were still few green patches in the garden

This place is popular among locals and tourists alike as a historic landscape garden

This place is popular among locals and tourists alike as a historic landscape garden

Walking along the main path, opposite the Eram Garden

Walking along the main path, opposite the Eram Garden

This garden is considered to be one of the most beautilful in Iran

This garden is considered to be one of the most beautilful in Iran

Tall cypress trees are among the botanic specimen - some of these trees are few centuries old

Tall cypress trees are among the botanic specimen - some of these trees are few centuries old

This section of the botanical garden was resposible for growing plants in the nursery

This section of the botanical garden was resposible for growing plants in the nursery

These beautiful plants were beside the nursery

These beautiful plants were beside the nursery

Some of the plants were being grown for upcoming spring

Some of the plants were being grown for upcoming spring

A tree laden with flowers beside the walkway

A tree laden with flowers beside the walkway

It was hard to say these flowers were a sign of spring around the corner or they were left from the last blooming

It was hard to say these flowers were a sign of spring around the corner or they were left from the last blooming

A very cute girl with her colourful umbrella in the garden

A very cute girl with her colourful umbrella in the garden

Winter's wrath in it's full swing inside the garden

Winter's wrath in it's full swing inside the garden