Recent investigations into Mughal gardens give us new admiration for the garden techniques and designs of this period, and new direction for garden conservation projects. Mughal gardens were often the setting for both ceremonial and family events. Understanding their gardens provides an understanding of Mughal life, architecture, and art.Â James Wescoat, the lecturer, has worked on excavations at the Nagaur palace gardens in Rajasthan that have revealed extensive water systems, fountains and pleasure gardens. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.Â $15 general public, $12 seniors, $5 members. For more information log on to www.gardnermuseum.org, or call 617-278-5156.