The Garden of Dreams, is a neo classical historical garden situated in the Thamel area of Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu. After the completion of this Garden in 1920 it was considered as one of the most sophisticated private gardens of the time. I like to visit the garden on every trip to Nepal as I find it oozing with beauty and peace. I always go with my wife and I recommend you take your loved one as there is something about the garden that excites romance, you will nearly always see young Nepalese couples enjoying the garden.
The garden was a private garden of Kaiser Sumsher, he created an exquisite ensemble of pavillions, fountains, decorative garden furnitures and European inspired features such as varandas, pergolas, blustrades, urns and birdhouses. He erected six impressive pavillions, each dedicated to one of the six seasons of Nepal.
After the demise of Kaiser Sumsher, the garden was handed over to the Government of Nepal. However it was not properly managed for decades and fell into ruin. The Garden of Dreams was restored in cooperation with Austrian Government from 2000 to 2007 and has revived the garden as per the original concept with added modern facilities although it is now half it’s original size but still impressive.