By Jill Brooke
Dubai Miracle Garden, the largest natural flower garden in the world, has returned for its 10th season starting today and here are some highlights for you, beloved flower lovers.
Dubai Miracle Garden features over 150 million natural flowers and plants – yes 150 MILLION – from more than 120 varieties, some of which are rare and not cultivated anywhere else but in the Gulf region. It’s a fantasy flower festival that is worthy of a bucket list visit.
While I do love the Forever Time exhibit, which imported U.S.technology for the timepieces, and the Disney-themed gorge castles, not sure how I feel about this “Floating Lady” exhibit where the dress is made of thousands of red and white petunias. Is this woman revered or is her hair being pulled down as she rises above? Perhaps I’m reading too much into it as a Westerner. It is certainly eye-catching as are the dancing girls who appear to be topless.
Abdel Naser Rahhal, Creator and Co-Founder of Dubai Miracle Garden and Vice Chairman of Cityland Group, the developer of the ambitious botanical project, said: “We’re delighted to open the 10th consecutive season of the Dubai Miracle Garden. This moment is made more special because the garden offers families a unique opportunity to walk in floral spaces in an enchanting outdoor environment. The entire team has worked hard to ensure the new installations at Dubai Miracle Garden delight the visitors and give them an opportunity to feel at one with nature in a safe and fun environment.”
Showing how some children’s shows are universally adorable and loved, this year also featured installations inspired by “The Smurfs.”
When you have 72,000 square feet to play with, this team created a “Smurf Village” as well. Plus there will be life-sized mushroom houses decorated with furniture inspired by the animated film series. Families will have the opportunity to enter these innovative mushroom houses and have those Instagram or family picture moments. Really cute.
There are also many other installations to delight and enchant people of all ages in what has become a very special annual flower festival, really considered one of the best in the world. Furthermore, unlike the Chelsea Flower Show, or Philadelphia Flower Show, this exhibit provides the beauty of flowers to this region and beautiful lush flowers grow around the world as does hope. As we say here at flowerpowerdaily, flowers are a universal kiss to remind us that solace and beauty exist. This exhibit runs until May 2022.
Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD and floral editor for aspire design and home magazine and contributor to Florists Review magazine.