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The Persian garden with a mansion and the water obtained from the qanat with the planting of flowers is in the form of a square or a rectangle. Examples of this type of garden are Dowlatabad garden in Yazd, which refers to the Zandieh period and Fathabad garden of Kerman, which was built during the Qajar period. The present study, using a descriptive-analytic method, investigated the architectural motifs of Dowlatabad garden of Yazd and Fathabad in Kerman. This study seeks to find the differences and similarities between the architectural motifs of these two complexes. The findings of the research show that geometric patterns are used as the basic and main drawings in the architecture of Dowlatabad Garden in Yazd. Geometric, plant, animal, human and such combination designs have also been used in the architecture of the Fathabad garden of Kerman. Geometric motifs are the common architectural designs in the two garden complexes.