Lens-Artists Challenge – In The Gardens Of Wonderment

Easy to step in, hard to step out!

Gardens are such since they possess the magical power to calm down tired minds and souls.

The diversely mesmerizing residents of a garden in the form of flowers, plants and trees invites us to take a much needed stop in our busy lives.

To let our mind wonder into their beauty!

For this week’s Lens-Artist Photo Challenge prompt of Gardens by Amy, I’m sharing the photos of the gardens I’ve seen, which aren’t so many actually but I felt amazing wonderment upon stepping inside them and didn’t wanted to step out πŸ™‚

The first garden I’m sharing is Dubai Miracle Garden, which I visited in 2017:

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Occupying over 72,000 square meters of space, this amazing garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden, featuring diverse varieties of flowers and plants.

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And yes, this is an actual Airbus A380 covered entirely with natural flowers in that garden. An amazing sight it was to see an airplane like this.

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There are so many colors and varieties of flowers in the garden which are hard to count at all.

During that same trip of mine in Dubai, I visited another garden, which was certainly one of a kind for me πŸ™‚

Dubai Garden Glow may feature very less amount of flowers and plants as compare to Dubai Miracle Garden but the dazzling attractions inside this park are certainly a feat to admire.

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I visited the Glow Park area mostly of this garden and my jaw literally dropped upon seeing towering structures of handmade lights.

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When I visited the garden, theme of aquatic life was on display. These colorful creations were surely a sight not to be miss and I felt glad over taking a trip to this amazingly one-of-a-kind garden.

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And now from gardens on the ground, we move a little higher to a garden located on a hill station πŸ™‚

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Shogran is a hill station located at the height of above 7,500 ft in the valley of Kaghan, Pakistan.

Surrounded by Karakoram range, this hill stations is a popular tourist attraction of Pakistan, thanks to the scenic mountainous landscape and lakes.

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These photos were captured at a resort in Shogran where marigolds were blooming joyfully.

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Thank you so much for visiting these amazing gardens with me πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge – In The Gardens Of Wonderment

    • Hammad Rais May 15, 2021 / 4:54 PM

      Thank you so very much, Ann-Christine πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais May 15, 2021 / 12:24 PM

      Thank you very much for joining me on this trip, John πŸ™‚

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  1. Tina Schell May 14, 2021 / 10:49 PM

    Why am I not surprised that the world’s largest garden is in Dubai Hammad. Thanks for sharing a place I expect I’ll never see – and what an amazing place it is! The airplane alone is worth the trip!

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    • Hammad Rais May 15, 2021 / 1:24 AM

      Certainly a surprise of a lifetime to see these gardens in Dubai. Initially, I didn’t planned to visit these gardens before landing in Dubai for my trip but I’m glad that I visited them.
      You will be more surprise I’m sure, if you plan a trip, Tina πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais May 13, 2021 / 7:13 AM

      I think every garden, regardless of size and type, is beautiful in its own way.
      Thank you so much for liking this, Andrew πŸ™‚

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  2. sustainabilitea May 13, 2021 / 3:38 AM

    Several beautiful examples, Hammad. The lights in the first are really the stars, aren’t they?

    janet

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    • Hammad Rais May 13, 2021 / 7:11 AM

      I think no because the camera I used back then was just a point-and-shoot camera.
      Thank you so much for joining me on this trip πŸ™‚

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  3. Amy May 12, 2021 / 10:23 PM

    Wow… Thank you for touring us to these three fabulous gardens of Dubai. Absolutely amazing!
    The valley of Kaghan, Pakistan is very special, I just love the landscape and mountains. Marigolds are really gorgeous.

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    • Hammad Rais May 13, 2021 / 7:16 AM

      As per the websites of those Dubai gardens, they have added new attractions, so there’s more to see.
      Many other tourist attractions on the northern side of Pakistan are more scenic than Shogran like Shangrila Valley, which I haven’t seen.
      Thank you so much for joining me on this amazing trip, Amy πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais May 12, 2021 / 8:15 PM

      They are truly so amazing. Dubai Miracle Garden den is good for visit during the night while Dubai Garden Glow is recommended for a night trip.
      Thank you so much for joining me, Carol πŸ™‚

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