The Islamic garden creates a view of paradise. Befitting a paradise: plantings include flowers and fruit trees and lots of water - all set within an orderly and balanced frame. Islamic gardens were influenced by Persian and Roman gardens and are similarly enclosed and use geometric planting areas and water features. Ornamentation is very simple because the Koran prohibits recreating the likeness of humans - no Greek-style statues here. The result is elegant, and modern.
Check out the posts below for other examples of gardens inspired by the Islamic style.