AMAZ­ING FACTS

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Flower Power -

In 2018, the gar­den un­veiled its new­est ad­di­tion – an 18m high flo­ral struc­ture of Mickey Mouse, fea­tur­ing 100,000 plants and weigh­ing 35 tonnes. It’s now the world’s tallest top­i­ary struc­ture.

In 2016, a life-size flo­ral replica of an Emi­rates A380 Air­bus re­ceived the Guin­ness World Records ‘largest flower ar­range­ment/struc­ture’ ti­tle. The Dubai But­ter­fly Gar­den,

which was added in 2015, is a sanc­tu­ary for thou­sands of but­ter­flies and is the largest of its kind in the world.

The gar­den has al­most 50 mil­lion flow­ers, in 120 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties.

The flow­ers are main­tained by the re-use of waste wa­ter, ap­plied via drip ir­ri­ga­tion.

4 If you’re a fan of ver­ti­cal gar­den­ing, this is the place to get lots of in­spi­ra­tion! En­tire build­ings have been cre­ated from an­nual flow­ers. Psst, it’s all done with pot­ted bloomers in mod­u­lar frames!

5 Rivers of red – how fab­u­lous are these flow­ing red pe­tu­nias, pour­ing from their bar­rels across a lush bank of emer­ald lawn into an ocean of blooms.

It’s Mickey, like you’ve never seen him – 18m tall and smoth­ered in blooms!

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