Garden of Dreams, Nepal

Where space slows down time, making room for new ideas

The Garden of Dreams is a tranquil Edwardian garden nestled in the heart of pulsing Kathmandu. The vision of Kaiser Sumsher RanaIt and once part of his estate, it was designed in the 1920s by Kishore Narshingh. Meandering the grounds, visitors may find six pavilions representing the six seasons of Nepal, along with fountains, verandas, pergolas, and ornate garden furniture amid the greenery. Keen-eyed visitors may spot a passage from an 11th century poem etched in marble, reminding them to slow down and reconnect with nature. The garden inspires people to bring a picnic and briefly disengage from the chaotic pace of modern, urban life.