The Department of Landscape Architecture was first established in Turkey during the thirties by Prof. Dr. Sadri Aran at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Ankara. 
Apart from the establishment of the academic structure practical work began with the construction of the gardens of the Presidential Palace in Ankara and projects have spanned a broad spectrum of topographical conditions and climates throughout Turkey, ranging from designs for governmental and non-governmental establishments, municipal parks and gardens, foreign embassies, housing estates, international hotels, holiday resorts and private gardens.
The work is now being carried out by Mehmet Aran (B.Sc. M.E.T.U., A.A. Grad. Dipl.) and Yunus Aran (Architect M.S.U.), who are the son and grandson respectively.  The company Bergamut, owned by Mehmet Aran and Yunus Aran, has offices in Istanbul and Bodrum.
The main landscape designs are principally produced by the company members.  Associate members experienced and active in other disciplines may be invited to participate in individual projects.

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