Wanderlust Wednesday: Dubai Miracle Garden

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Going to Dubai would be enough of a dream, but Dubai Miracle Garden is like something out a fairy tale. The world’s largest natural flower garden is 721,000 square feet garden and boasts more than 45 million flowers. Flowers range from petunias, geraniums and marigolds and are sculpted to look like giant castles, boats, cars, peacocks and pyramids. There’s even an enormous clock made out flowers that displays Dubai time. The garden also holds the Guinness Book of Records spot for longest flower wall.

The Dubailand-based garden opened on Valentine’s Day 2013. Ironically, the world’s largest natural flower garden is built on desert land. A total of 400 landscapers built the garden – and it took them only 60 days (makes me feel unaccomplished when I think about all that I’ve done the past two months!). The flowers are nourised with reused waste water distributed by drip irrigation.

The garden blooms from October through May and is closed through Dubai’s hot summer. The best part? Admission the see this world wonder is only about $8 USD per person, according to the website.

Browse more pictures of the garden here.

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