A low water usage, indigenous, recycled product garden was commissioned by the Head of Sustainability at Etihad Airways Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Afrinoon designed a garden that changed a unimpressive water intensive grassed border with two cycad trees, into an abundant thriving educational garden, with perennial indigenous plants that are adaptable to the hot humid climate of Abu Dhabi.
Pre landscape work
Removing the graass and repurposing elsewhere
Landscaping work starts and tyre wall goes up
Volunteers “planting” bottles
Linden the project sponsor
Geotextile being laid over water feature
Layout after planting weekend
This is what the garden looked like after one growing season. Excess plants were harvested from here to create another garden just below this border.
The garden just after a very hot summer period
Plant numbers indicate what beneficial indigenous plants were used
Planting list on the board
Explaination about the garden
Garden one year on
Dhafra plants thriving
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