For some needed inspiration and cheering up in these gloomy times, here is a remarkable gardening achievement. You might think that Dubai, with its ultra hot dry desert climate, is not the location this could be done — but as the saying goes, where there’s a will there’s a way. (Thanks to Margaret Stevenson Wright for sending this.)
- Dubai Miracle Garden occupies 180,000 square meters and displays 45 million flowers of 45 flower species from all over of the world. The soil, in the middle of the desert, is irrigated by recycled sewage water avoiding the evaporation.
It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange
This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.
Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts
Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with stunning colour combinations.
Bordered by windmills; this area provides parking, sitting areas, a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles
The spectacular bonanza provides a colourful oasis for the eyes of city workers, who can escape to the natural splendour
In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally.
These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag; floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design
At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world
If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy.
A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers
A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a colourful walkway for visiting guests.
Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world
There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens, which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human.
Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumage’s are featured in the creative attraction.
Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds.
Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers.