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Cultural Landscape Management

In 2005, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) commissioned a Cultural Landscape Management Plan from the Office of Cheryl Barton, a landscape architecture firm based in San Francisco.

About Cultural Landscape Management

About Cultural Landscape Management

The plan inventories and assesses the outdoor features of the site and proposes management strategies for the future stewardship of the grounds.

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Playhouse Pond & Garden

Playhouse Pond & Garden

The Playhouse pond and garden, located on the northern side of the Playhouse, were re-landscaped by Shangri La’s grounds staff in the winter of 2011 four years after the pond area had been emptied and decommissioned due to problems such as poor filtration.

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Moon Garden

Moon Garden

The moon garden is a grassy central area overlooking the ocean at the east corner of Shangri La.

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Water Features

Water Features

Shangri La’s water features—the central courtyard fountain, the pool and cascades, and the Mughal garden—are among the site’s character-defining elements.

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