Dubai Miracle Garden
“The beauty of the flower is in one flower”, a Japanese proverb says. And what if there is more than one flower? If you see hundreds, thousands, millions of these lovely creatures of nature, and not in a chaotic mess, but combined by original design solutions? Of course, such a show will not leave anyone indifferent. Such “flower paradise” can be seen by visiting the largest city in the United Arab Emirates – Dubai, where there is the world’s largest flower park.
Multicolored Oasis: Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden was opened in February 2013, but during that time had become famous throughout the world for its uniqueness. This is not surprising, because the scale of the park is truly impressive. The area is more than 7 hectares, the length of footpaths is almost 2.5 miles away, and about 45 million flowers are growing there. Major role in colorful compositions belongs to petunia, which is surrounded by geranium, calendula, lobelia, Coleus , tagetes and many other species of deciduous and flowering plants. Interestingly, many of them are not typical for the area and had not landed in the Gul. The seeds were brought from Europe and the USA.
Of course, care for so many plants requires a lot of effort, especially in the climatic conditions of Dubai. To save water, which in the UAE is very cherish, they use the technology of drip irrigation in the form of underground irrigation, where water and fertilizer come to the roots of plants. This helps to save about 75% of water and electricity. Wastewater is used for irrigation.
However not the number of flowers, but their arrangement and design are the most impressive things in the park in Dubai. In addition to the diversity of species, you can count to 60 shades, so walk in the park turns into a colorful spectacle and is pleasing to the eye. That is why the park is called “multicolored oasis”.
The floral arrangements made by landscape designers from different countries deserve special attention: cozy floral arches, which lie above the footpath (semi-circular, and in form of hearts); vintage cars, decorated with flower beds; and paths, covered by canopy of colorful umbrellas. An attentive guest will definitely notice the miniature sculptures of animals between flower arrangements: a giraffe peeking out of the undergrowth and an elephant, a grazing sheep and poultry. All this creates a sense of magic, some extraordinary tales.
Some objects are very popular among visitors of the park, and even claim to a place in the Guinness book of records. It is the ten-flower pyramid and the wall of flowers surrounding the park, whose length is 2.624 feet, and height is about 10 feet, as well as the world’s largest floral clock. While taking a walk in the park, visitors can admire the pavilions in the form of stars or hearts, terraces and columns decorated with flowers. Also the floral peacocks with tails of hundred colored petunias will be long remembered.