The Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts said: “The revival of the historical and valuable collection of Blood Garden is considered by this ministry due to its historical antiquity and is on the agenda of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Khorasan Razavi.”
According to ILNA, Ali Asghar Monsan (Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts) told reporters on the sidelines of the start of the executive operation to repair and revive Mashhad Blood Garden: “Blood Garden is one of the places of interest to the people and a historical place.” In the past, this garden was a garden with the characteristics of an Iranian garden, which is considered as an important part of Mashhad as a historical area in the city center, considering the damage that green space and its trees have seen.
He continued by saying that he thanked the mayor of Mashhad for this good action: “It is very difficult to own such places and agree with the devices that claim ownership of these complexes.”
Monsan added: “I know that a lot of funds have been spent by the municipality of Mashhad on this place, which is a very valuable work for us and the province.”
The Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts said: Khorasan Razavi Governor’s Office and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts pay special attention to this cultural complex and decided to revive this garden and re-experience the atmosphere of the past days. Of course, we have already learned that this garden has been damaged and only by referring to the historical documents of this place, its destroyed buildings can be restored.
Monsan stated: Currently, in the first phase of the Iranian garden, the paths of this garden will be explored and revived. The plant elements of this garden are also to be restored, after which the restoration of the pavilion will begin. In the second phase, it is decided to restore the destroyed historic buildings, based on the documents obtained.
Emergency repair of Blood Garden in cooperation with Cultural Heritage and Agricultural Bank
Abolfazl Mokarramifar, Director General of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts of Khorasan Razavi, also said on the sidelines of the ceremony:
He added: “Following the visits that were made to this complex last year and this year by members of the Islamic Council of the city and the mayor of Mashhad, this work was acquired by the municipality and the plan to restore the work, garden green space and executive operations by the municipality Supervision of the General Directorate starts today.
Makramifar continued: In addition to the cost of acquiring the work, Mashhad Municipality has allocated 220 billion rials for the reconstruction of this valuable historical complex.
The governor of Khorasan Razavi, members of the Islamic Council of Mashhad and the mayor of Mashhad were present at the ceremony.
The historical and cultural monument called “Blood Garden” No. 3240 was registered in the list of national monuments of Iran on January 4, 2000, dating back to the Qajar period, and its privacy was included in the detailed urban plan in 2001.
This garden is currently located on the northeastern side of Basij Square in Mashhad, at 9 Ansari Street.