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Dubai Gardens & Gardening

Your guide to everything gardens and gardening in Dubai

Posted on

15 January 2014

Last updated on 14 January 2020
Dubai Gardens & Gardening

Welcome to the Dubai Garden Section. Here we take a look at all things green fingered in Dubai from which plants to select for your garden or balcony to the best kind of trees to pick, growing your own vegetables in Dubai, birds you'll see in your garden and so much more!

Dubai Gardens and Gardening Features

  • Plants That Beat The Heat

    Plants That Beat The Heat

    If you have been trying to grow your own plants on your balcony or in your garden and have just lost lots of them over the summer- you are not alone! Here we take a look at the hardiest plants that can survive a Dubai summer. Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems, and also in roots. Many succulents come from the dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, such as steppes, semi-desert, and desert.

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  • Window Farming In Dubai

    Window Farming In Dubai

    Bring the outdoors indoors…turn your windows into a garden! We've looked at growing vegetables on your balcony, now we are going to take a look at the latest in eco- friendly growing- window farming. As Dubai is so sunny we can really take advantage of this and grow your own veggies and herbs indoors. It’s going to take a bit of DIY but that’s all part of the excitement and achievement.

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  • Get Your Five a Day...From Your Own Veggie Patch!

    Get Your Five a Day...From Your Own Veggie Patch!

    We all know we need to eat more vegetables and you may be a bit sick of the sight of some of the sorry specimens on shelves here; so why not grow your own? Obviously, we have to contend with the desert extremes, so what you may grow in your home country might not work here but there are lots of options for willing green fingers.You can get seeds here for many types of vegetables and herbs in the market.

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  • Tree Selection For Your Garden

    Tree Selection For Your Garden

    Tree selection is one of the most important investment decisions a home owner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree lost to damage or disease. Considering that most trees have the potential to outlive the people who plant them, the impact of this decision is one that can influence a lifetime.

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  • Birds In Dubai

    Birds In Dubai

    With many of us not having grown up in the region, we are sometimes not familiar with the visitors to our gardens... whether they are birds, insects or plants. Here we take a look at the most common garden birds in the UAE that you will see whilst out and about in the city, on your balcony or in your garden…there are a facinating variety- some native, some migratory and some that escaped and live here now!

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  • Green Fingers and Recycling at DESC Dubai

    Green Fingers and Recycling at DESC Dubai

    Dubai English Speaking College, based in Academic City, created a school garden in the college grounds, two years ago, as part of its Green initiative for students. The plan included providing recycling boxes for paper in all classrooms, supplying bio-degradable packaging in the school canteen and reducing the use of unnecessary lighting by displaying signs reminding everyone in school to switch off the lights when they’re finished.

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  • Green Thumb or Brown Thumb? Don’t worry these plants are forgiving!

    Green Thumb or Brown Thumb? Don’t worry these plants are forgiving!

    No house plant is indestructible; however, there are a tough few that cannot be beaten for their tolerance of light, water, and humidity. If you want easy success with house plants, we recommend the following power plants to brighten up your indoor space…Cactus (Cactaceae family).

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  • Dubai's Green Areas

    Dubai's Green Areas

    If you are feeling a bit deprived of green space- do not despair! Dubai has many green areas and parks for you to enjoy with lost of flora and fauna to discover. Here we take a closer look at some of the main ones. So pack up a picnic, grab a blanket and head off to enjoy some outdoor freedom and relax! Created in 1975, Safa Park is a 150 acre urban park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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  • Garden Pests In Dubai

    Garden Pests In Dubai

    If you're trying to cultivate your garden or you balcony there are some pests that you need to keep an eye out for before they start munching away on your favourite plants... Leaf miner is a term used to describe the larvae of many different species of insect which live in and eat the leaf tissue of plants. The vast majority of leaf-mining insects are moths, flies, beetles and wasps. They are quite prevalent in the UAE and you will know if you have them as there will be a white trail on the leaves of your plant.

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