Eram Garden is one of 9 Iranian Gardens registered on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Despite extensive research, the exact date of the establishment of this garden is still unknown. The closest guesses about the date of the construction of the garden date back to the Seljuk era. Over the years after the Seljuks, this garden has always belonged to the rulers of the Fars region, who were mainly trying to develop the Eram Garden. The most extensive development of this garden dates back to Safavid and then Zand eras. After the Zand dynasty, this garden was owned by the Qashqai tribe for more than 70 years, until it was purchased during the Naser al-Din Shah Qajar era by one of the elders, Ab-ol-Qasim Khan Nasir al-Mamalek, the last remaining buildings in this garden was built by him and his successors.
Eram Garden was purchased by Farah Pahlavi in the mid-’60s and was assigned to the Shiraz University for repair, and its repair works ended in 1971. The area of this garden is more than 11 hectares. The main three-story mansion, located in the center of the garden, is one of the masterpieces of the Qajar era architecture.
Stone Museum of Eram Garden
In the main building of Eram Garden, there is a stone museum called Rare Stone and Daryay-e Nur Gem, with more than 140 types of stones and rare jewelry, it was opened in 2011.