The Dubai Miracle Garden is now in it third season since opening in 2013, which we posted on then. Upon its launch Phase I was hailed by all who visited as a spectacular achievement, with over 45 million flowers miraculously sprung from the desert. The oasis has won its own spot in the Guinness Book of Records, for having the longest wall of flowers. The lush gardens are also a source of environmental tourism, as they make use of treated waste water and drip irrigation to minimise the environmental impact.

According to a report in, Miracle Gardens’ landscape guru Akar, says that the company wants to demonstrate “that it’s possible to green the desert through judicious re-use of waste water, through drip irrigation.”Lush hardly begins to describe the jaw-dropping confections of flowers and more flowers.

Flowers in a massive clock. Flower configurations to easily surpass the Rose Bowl parade. Flowers in heart-shaped arches creating an allée. Flowers covering whimsical fairytale buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and British cottages. Flowers in peacock formation. Flowers of all colours overhead creating a shaded oasis for food and drink.

Geraniums, marigolds, nasturtiums, fragrant alyssum and millions of sweet-scented petunias fill every vista with colourful explosions. Shaded rest stops beneath lush arbors of flowering plants offer respite from the warm sun. Snack shops, tea pavilions and men and women’s mosques are among the amenities in this park where even the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) is recreated in a 59-foot tall tower of flowers.

…via New world wonder? Miracle Garden brings 45 million flowers to desert

The garden has grown, now home to 150 million flowers. Phase II recently opened and is equally impressive with sculptured flower fields bursting with vibrant colours. It features the Flower Valleys, made with different stunning designs, Aromatic Plants Garden, Edible Plants Garden, Flower Valley, The Butterfly Garden and a souvenir shop packed with butterfly and flower theme items.

The Aromatic Plants Garden features some of the most powerful aromatic and medicinal plants from over 200 countries around the world, over 200 countries. Visitors are invited to touch and smell, with seating and cups provided for guests to relax with tea from this herbal treasure trove. The Edible Garden is likewise interactive, with guests having the opportunity to pluck fresh fruits and vegetables from the foliage. The crown of Phase II is The Butterfly Garden, featuring an immersive experience with 1,800 square meters of with butterfly domes. Each of the nine domes will be filled with different colours, sizes and species of butterflies. Between these domes is a butterfly museum and beautiful butterfly flower park.

While the gardens are a bastion of serenity, thrill seekers will have soon have their own reason to visit this tourist hub. Dubai Miracle Garden is going to be a part of Dubailand, the world’s largest theme park, set to top rival Disney World in Florida. The park is set for completion by 2020, at a cost of around US$63 billion.