The importance of the alhambra in garden history cannot be over stated it is a distillation of the east mediteranean tradition of garden making it is the prime example of garden design from the period it is a great work of art which may have inspired the enclosed knot and parterre gardens of northern europe it is packed with visitors. The generalife is a unesco world heritage site in granada along with the alhambra palace and gardens and the albayzn district in which they reside and now on with the tour first of all the alhambra and the generalife gardens are high up in the hills overlooking the city of granada. Spanish paradise gardens of the alhambra a view in the new york botanical gardens haupt conservatory credit librado romero the new york times the smell i remember it was sensuous and sweet . Unlike the alhambra all the buildings of the generalife are quite solid but in general poor and simple this indicates an intimate and peaceful atmosphere that the kings were looking for when they retired to these gardens to rest
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