Celebrating International Picnic Day In The Middle East: 5 Gardens for Your Perfect Getaway Picnic
Picnicking is one of the most calming activities where you connect with the outdoors and unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life. Believe it or not the activity is said to be ‘invented’ by the French. Finding a garden where you can relax and take a break from your daily routine is vital for the perfect picnic. There are various activities to do once you’ve found a suitable garden, and the Middle East, thankfully, is home to exquisite gardens that highlight nature’s beauty and amazing green landscapes.
Anima is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world located in Marrakesh, Morocco. The two-hectare botanical garden was created by the famous Austrian artist André Heller. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, particularly Mount Toubkal, in addition to the greenery, art, and sculptures you’ll find there. Anima Garden also has two museum rooms where artists from all around the world exhibit their work. The Café Paul Bowles onsite serves exquisite Moroccan and international cuisines. All of the meals include spices and ingredients from the garden, such as saffron, herbs, and olives.
Dubai miracle garden
Considered the world’s largest natural flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden has a variety of new and exciting attractions and activities each season for people of all ages. It promises a full bloom of fun and celebrations throughout the whole year. Since 2013, 150 million flowers and over 250 million plants have been organized into bright topiaries, arches, and floral sculptures from mid-Nov. till mid-May. It is ideal for all ages of families and groups. Everyone who comes to see the garden is treated to a spectacular view. It’s more like an oasis in the middle of the desert, and it’s a pleasant surprise for most visitors to Dubai.
Le Jardin secret
You will have the opportunity to visit one of the most stunning gardens in the Middle East and Africa. This is Marrakesh’s Le Jardin Secret, which has just opened to the public. The Secret Garden complex has been around since the Saadian Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. Le Jardin Secret, which was rebuilt in the mid-nineteenth century, has been home to some of Morocco’s most powerful political personalities. It’s a magnificent example of Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces, brimming with intricate Islamic art and architecture.
Aswan Botanical Garden
Found on the Nile River in Aswan Governorate, Egypt, this garden fosters an interesting story as it was a gift to a British officer, Horatio Herbert Kitchener after he led Egyptian troops to victory in the late 1800s. Instead of turning the island into a private residence, he got help irrigating it and turned the entire island into a flourishing botanic garden. Now, the gardens are home to hundreds of species and at least 25 species of palm trees alone. The garden can only be reached by boat, and parts of the island are blocked from visitors for research.
Jacques Majorelle, a French landscape painter who had relocated to Marrakech in 1919, designed the garden in 1924, it was opened to the public in 1947. Yves Saint Laurent has owned the garden since 1980. The Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, a museum with varied Islamic artwork, is located in the park. It is one of the city’s most charming and calming parks, thanks to its brilliant colors, fountains, and exotic flora. Another advantage is that the Marjorelle Garden’s trees and greenery provide shade during the hot summer days. The garden is fairly extensive, with a diverse collection of plants and flowers. Palm trees, cacti, and garden plants.
So, what is the significance of World Picnic Day? It’s simple to celebrate because a picnic can be easily set up and, best of all, no one has to clean up their house the next day. A lovely garden, some food, and a group of people are all you need. It has the ability to bring people together. International Picnic Day is the epitome of a social holiday and there is no better place to celebrate it than in any of these gardens that the Middle East region provides.