Dubai Majlis Garden wins Silver Gilt Medal at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The award-winning project celebrates the 200 nationalities that live, work and enjoy life together in Dubai

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Green thumb or not, this is exciting news for Dubai.

Whether you’re an avid gardener or more a fan of Made in Chelsea, you’ve probably heard of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the annual garden show that’s held for five days in the swanky and ultra posh neighbourhood of Chelsea in London.

The famed and quintessentially British garden show has been running since 1912 and is frequented by members of the British Royal Family, including the Queen, and attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world.

This year Dubai made its mark with the Dubai Majlis Garden – a project sponsored by Visit Dubai that boasts wind-blown sand dunes, manmade hillside terraces featuring date palms and Moroccan poppies, pomegranate, thyme and mint, as well as an oasis-like pool.

The Dubai Majlis Garden won the prestigious Silver Gilt Medal and was created by British landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn who was inspired by Middle Eastern elements and used materials to evoke a Middle Eastern feel such as white limestone and contrasting burnt Sienna gravel.

"The Dubai Majlis Garden is inspired by the celebrated multiculturalism of the emirate of Dubai, where over three million people from more than 200 nationalities live, work and enjoy life together," Hoblyn said.

Looking to head to London? Emirates is running a huge sale on flights from the UAE to destinations around the world including London, Paris and Tokyo but be quick  – bookings need to be made by Thursday May 30.

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