World’s Largest Garden Opens in the Desert
by Steph Spencer | March, 2013
Dubai is setting world records at a breakneck pace these days. Not content with only the world’s tallest skyscraper, the world’s tallest hotel which opened just days ago, and the world’s largest Ferris wheel that is in the works, Dubai is now home to the world’s largest flower garden.
The Dubai Miracle Garden, which sounds more like something you would order from an ad in the back of a comic book than a tourist attraction, has 45 million flowers in its colorful displays. The garden, which is indeed a horticultural feat to be amazed by, uses drip irrigation to sustain the flowers and is not open to the public in the hottest months of the year.
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.