In the fifteenth century, when Beyazid-i Veli was a prince in Amasya, he used to go up to this pasture for six months in the summer months, where he had an imperial irem garden built. The gardens were managed by a head gardener, under whom worked forty gardeners and other staff.
Source: Unknown, 17th century
-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman
Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Ladik Yaylağı.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.