Topkapi Palace was built by the Ottoman sultans (after 1453) in a Byzantine olive grove on the Seraglio hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorous.
Many of the buildings survive and there are some records of the gardens in which they were set. The form of the gardens appears to have drawn more from the paradise gardens of Persia than from the Greek-Roman courtyard gardens of Constantinople.
There were geometrical pools with flowers and garden pavilions and the remains of the olive groves were kept as woodland. But the overall layout of Topkapi was governed by the organisation of a tented encampment.
The Sur-i Sultani within the Royal Walls includes not only the buildings that have stood witness to important episodes in world history, but also beautiful landscaped gardens. The first of those gardens is Gülhane (Rosehouse) Park. Today, the tulip is a flower mainly associated with other countries.
Perhaps in your mind too tulips are identified with other countries. However, you should know that the first tulip bulbs were sent abroad from İstanbul in the Ottoman Period. The tulip has even lent its name to the most controversial era of Ottoman history.
If you visit İstanbul in season, you will find tulips in bloom in Gülhane Park – a wonderful haven for those trying to escape from summer heat, a place where you can enjoy sea breezes under the cool shade of centuries-old trees. The park also has a panoramic view of the Sea of Marmara, the Golden Horn and the İstanbul Strait, as it is situated on the tip of the historical peninsula.
Jardin de Topkapi by Anka Kuş Parfüm is a Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Jardin de Topkapi was launched in 2020. The nose behind this fragrance is Ali Erkekli. Top notes are Tulip, Bergamot and Orange Blossom; middle notes are Fig, Lotus, Juniper Berries, Ambergris, Amber, Geranium, Damask Rose, Violet Leaf and Lily; base notes are Osmanthus, Patchouli and Cedar.
“A loving homage to a place that is very near and dear to my heart, the TopkapiSaray (Palace) in Istanbul, Turkey.The peace and serenity I felt walking around the lush and revered Gülhane Park gardens is truly awe inspiring. ‘Sakeenha’ at its finest. The cascading colours of the many varied and vibrant flowers are a kaleidoscopic and natural work of art.
The historic architecture adds to the grandeur of it all and one feels transported in time to the era of the Sultans and thoughts abound with what they experienced while residing amongst such magnificent architectureas the whole complexdrips in beauty and opulence.
Surrounded on three sides by the Marmara Sea, the Bosporus, and the Golden Horn, Topkapı Palace is located on a hill atop Istanbul’s Old City, amid breathtaking views.” – a note from the brand.