Watch: Dubai Miracle Garden now home to 18-metre floral Mickey Mouse
The 35-tonne Mickey is made up of nearly 100,000 plants and flowers
Dubai Miracle Garden is an Instagram-buff's dream day out, with its many oversized floral sculptures (including a floral A380) making the perfect social media fodder.
There's a new contender for most picturesque point in the park: an 18-metre Mickey Mouse sculpture has just been put up at the garden in Barsha South.
The record-breaking topiary (it's officially the tallest supported topiary structure, according to Guinness World Records) weighs almost 35 tonnes. It's made up of close to 100,000 plants and flowers, including white petunia, red petunia, white geranium, yellow viola, zinnia marigold and green alternanthera. It's supported by a 7-tonne steel structure (that stands on a 50-tonne concrete foundation).
Watch a timelapse of it being erected here:
Fan of Disney? Well, we have good news - Miracle Garden has just signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company which means that more Disney characters will appear in the park by November this year (when it reopens after a summer break).
Here are some more 'Instagrammable' moments from Miracle Garden this season:
Dubai Miracle Garden is open from 9am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 11pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets are Dh45 for adults, Dh35 for those aged 2 to 12 (those under 2 enter for free). More info on website. (Note that the park closes over the summer, with the exact date of closure not yet announced.)
Updated: February 26, 2018 02:27 PM