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Botanical Museum landscaping project is a first for the Middle East region

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By  Becca Wilson Published  December 11, 2006

Botanical Museum landscaping project is a first for the Middle East region. Planters Horticulture was contracted by the Government of Sharjah to advise and execute the interior landscaping of the first Botanical Museum in the Middle East. Jonathan Pardoe, general manager of Planters explained: “This type of project, with such specific and a highly unusual plant selection has never been undertaken in the Middle East. “Our initial step was to advise the designer on the conditions required for the specified plants and trees to thrive successfully in the interior landscaping scheme. The plants were then carefully selected and imported from specialist nurseries in Holland. The installation was carried out by our highly trained staff in a well-organized military-style operation. Work proceeded well into the early hours of the morning, so that planting could take place in the cooler hours of the night. This was to ensure that the delicate plants would not be damaged by direct sunlight or high temperatures.” The contract involved installing over 600 plants and trees, all of which varied in height from 10cm to 7.5m tall and varieties as diverse as Phoneix palms to ‘rain forest’ tree ferns. Many of these species have never been used in an interior landscaping scheme before.

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