In ancient Persia, popular pleasure gardens were designed to please the senses and provide relief from the otherwise oppressive climate. Like an oasis in the desert, these privileged places were a refuge to all who entered. So much so that the English word paradise, often used as a synonym for heaven, is derived from their timeless term for such a cool and quiet space.
But the ancients had nothing on League City’s Knuth family. In the far, southeast corner of Galveston County’s largest and fastest growing city, Marland and Jamie Knuth have constructed a complex and pleasing backyard paradise that can accommodate up to 150 neighbors and friends.