Arabian Ranches gets a wadi-inspired garden to unwind and relax
Residents of Arabian Ranches unveiled a sprawling new fruit and herb garden on 08 October 2016 – part of the community’s improvement programme that aims to offer its residents a peaceful little spot to relax body and unwind.
Known as The Oasis, the garden is set across a wadi-inspired stretch located along the outer ring of the Saheel sub-community and is home to a wide variety of shrubs and herbs such as mint, rosemary lemongrass and basil used as a ground cover. Flowering plants and fruit trees such as mulberry, orange, chikoo, guava, mango, olive, fig, tamarind and jojoba dot the terraces with information boards placed by each plant.
In addition to the kids’ play area and a space for yoga enthusiasts, visiting birds also make The Oasis the perfect place to take a break while cycling or walking through the community.
‘I am already in love with The Oasis. It’s such a good use of space and being an avid gardener, I love to see all these herbs and fruits around – it’s a great spot to just sit and bond with nature’, said a resident of Saheel, Arabian Ranches.
Residents and visitors also received a guided tour of the different varieties of flora and a sachet of seeds of plants at The Oasis to help them understand and connect with the new green space in their community.
Official opening of The Oasis by residents
Ecstatic visitors at The Oasis
Fresh juice stands buzzing with customers
Residents studying the variety of plants at The Oasis