Dubai Miracle Topiary art
Nature starts, art guides, experience improves – probably the most suitable Latin proverb, referred to the art of topiary. Unique Floral Park “Dubai Miracle Garden” is a perfect example of ancient topiary art, one of the most interesting areas of landscape architecture. The process of creating these green or flower sculptures is a long-term, very laborious and time-consuming. The garden is situated on the territory of 6.7 hectares in Dubai. About 45 kinds of various types of flowers are planted here. Most of them were specially imported to Dubai, to help the creators of Wonder Gardens to realize their project. Designers from different countries have developed different landscape designs, some of which pretend to be inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records. For example, here stands a 10-meter pyramid of flowers and built a 800-meter high wall of these plants.
As seen in the photo, petunia is mainly used in the flower park. The compositions supplemented varieties like geraniums, Coleus, marigold and many other plants. For watering the garden is used drip irrigation system. It means that the plants are not watered from above, instead, they use an underground watering when the roots of flowers are initially fed through droppers. This method saves both water and electricity. By the way, for irrigation is used waste water.
Dubai Miracle Garden is unique by the fact that it was built in a bare arid desert. The project leader Acar said that the striking bright garden is a perfect example of how to green the desert by reusing waste water.
Specialists take extra precautions to protect the beautiful garden plants from the damaging effects of the surrounding desert. For example, the perimeter of the garden lined with trees, which are used to protect from the wind and sand drifts.
Dubai Miracle Garden does not works only in the summer months, when the in the Emirates is a strong heat. The rest of the time the doors of the attractions are open to visitors.
Mention of topiary has its roots in ancient Egypt and Persia. Symmetrical gardens with stone walkways, magnificent fountains, decorative bushes, yew hedges and the intricate maze of green … In Babylonian Empire topiary art inspired artists to create one of the seven greatest wonders of the ancient world – the famous hanging gardens of Babylon. But the gardeners of ancient Rome were building beautiful gardens, fenced hedges, inhabiting their outlandish creatures of boxwood. The founder of topiary art (from the Latin. Topia – fresco depicting the landscape, topiarus – gardener, from the Greek).
Landscape art is a criterion for evaluating the general well-being and cultural development of society. The tradition of gardening passed down from generation to generation, often growing into carefully guarded national treasure. Ornamental horticulture is an integral part of the history of landscape art, affecting the nature of perfection, polished by human experience.