The Dubai Miracle Garden was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
It occupies over 72,000 square meters (780,000 sq ft), making it the world’s most extensive natural flower garden, featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.
In April 2015, the garden was given the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences of the year by the Garden Tourism Award 2015.
Development of Dubai Miracle Garden
The concept of the first miracle garden project was formed under an agreement between Dubailand and the Dubai Properties Group destination.
The project development was done under an agreement with Akar Landscaping and Agriculture Company, led by Jordanian businessman Abdel Naser Rahhal.
The cost of the project was estimated at AED 40 million (US$11 million).
Phase one of the project was completed and opened in February 2013, consisting of a 21,000 sq. ft. outdoor facility, including vertical and horizontal landscaping design. Each of them has its structure.
The development of phase one took two months and required 400 workers.
Phase two of the project was initiated in mid-June 2013. It was completed in October, where it involved the 70 percent expansion of the 21,000 sq ft and construction of the 850,000 sq ft multistory car park, which increased the total area of the garden to 2 million sq ft.
Phase two development included the addition of the floral clock, the butterfly garden, retail stores, and mosques.
Operations of Dubai Miracle Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden generally operates from October to April every year.
It is closed from May to September due to high temperatures averaging 40 °C (104 °F), which is not conducive for flower viewing.
Maintenance of Dubai Miracle Garden
Water for the flowers is re-used through drip irrigation with an average amount of 757,082 liters (166,535 imperial gallons; 200,000 US gallons) of water per day.
According to the officials of Dubai Miracle Garden, the Dubai municipality retreats the grey water of the city and sends it directly to the garden.
The garden again re-filters the water and converts it to very high-quality water for its usage at the playground.
Water is only applied to the garden after it closes at night.