Hello everyone! This post is about the world’s biggest natural flower garden in Dubai.
Before going to Dubai we have seen some fabulous photos of this garden, planted in the complete dessert. This is why we decided to go there as soon as we arrive in Dubai. This visit to Miracle Garden was also a special occasion for us because we went there on my birthday.
Miracle Garden is located in Dubailand and has more than 45 million flowers, many of the flowers in the Dubai Miracle Garden are planted for the first time in the Gulf Region. It is built on desert land, like pretty much everything in Dubai. the Miracle Garden also has a "flower wall" that is bidding for a Guinness Record, according to the Gulf News.
Some flower types featured in the Dubai Miracle Garden include calendula plants, marigold, and petunia. Beside mentioned that are the thumping majority, there are geraniums, tiny blue flowers called lobelias, and argyranthemums — the cousin of the daisy.
All flower seeds are imported. From Germany, Italy, the United States, top of the line “F1 varieties”, which mean hybrid flower seeds that are impervious to disease, fungus and whimsical sizes that ensure a certain uniformity of look. A consistency that seems essential to the developers to lend the place symmetry that has been set out to achieve.
However, no matter the quality of the seed, nothing can survive the searing heat which will cause the flowers to die, and Miracle Garden will close for several months in summer, according to Khaleej Times.
We liked this place very much. There are special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs for each area: arc-shaped walkways, a pathway covered with colourful mini-umbrellas, 10-metre-high flower pyramids, water bodies and flower-decked vintage or designer cars. Flowers are in the shape of hearts, stars, layers and igloos too. It looks like a perfect pre-nuptial or wedding destination.
Though the gardens are now open to visitors (now there are public toilets, ablution and prayer rooms), the attraction isn't complete. Shopping outlets, restaurants and plant nurseries will be added during the second development phase, which should be done mid-2013, according to CNN.
Dubai Miracle Garden located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches, Al Barsha South; open daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., October to late May. Entrance 20 AED (US$5.50) per person, kids under three free.
The gardens will be closed during Dubai's notoriously hot summer months( temperatures average 40 C (104 F) from June to September).