The World's Biggest Flower Garden: Dubai Miracle Garden


Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches and opened on Valentine’s Day, Dubai Miracle Garden contains over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 sq metre site and, as well as traditional flowerbeds, it features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on.

Intended as a tourist attraction which should attract one million visitors a year once fully established, the site was developed by the landscaping company Akar. Floral displays will change each season so that repeat visitors will have a new experience each time.

Speaking to Gulf News, developers of the garden have said that it has been possible to develop this oasis in the desert “through judicious re-use of waste water, through drip irrigation.” While Britain is still to emerge from the ongoing cold snap, winter in Dubai provides the optimum growth period for flowers and the garden will close at the peak of summer.



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