The Moushtaïd Garden in Tiflis has been called the “Bois de Boulogne” of Tiflis. It was established between the 1830s and 1840s, by Mir-Fatah-Agha, a high-ranked Shia Muslim religious leader of the Persian Shiites. He was a Mujtahid and the garden was named for that. In the Shia tradition, a Mujtahid is a person who is accepted as an original authority in Islamic law.

In 1858, the garden became a public recreation centre.