From past to present, Istanbul has witnessed many empires and historical events. This accumulation has made Istanbul
one of the most important cities in Turkey. The architecture and historic potential of the city dates back to centuries ago.
Palace architecture is the most important cultural inventories of the city. Over time, technological developments and the
industrial revolution brought the "western influence" to Turkey. This effect is observed on planning character and on the
planting design. The main material of the work is TopkapÄ± Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and DolmabahĂ§e Palace. In this
context, this paper consist of three stages. Literature studies have been carried out in the first stage. â€śWestern effectâ€ť
on the palaces has been investigated after the second step consisting of the field study and mapping. As result of the
examinations, western influence was studied in three stages as general planning character, structural material and plant
material. As a result of the study, results were obtained for each title. Suggestions were made for rehabilitation and
palace gardens planning.
Keywords: Ottoman Palace, Palace Garden Design, Western Influence, Planting Design.
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