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Al Ain Flower Festival 2003

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ENHG 'Oasis Garden'

Many ENHG members participated in the building of an oasis garden for the 2003 Al Ain Flower Festival led by Ruth & Earl Dunn and Fiona Newson-Smith.

  • Chief gardeners Ruth and Earl Dunn
  • Designed with many features and plants of an oasis
  • Paper, wire and papier-mâché dragonfly
  • One of several insects found in the garden
  • Debbie Handley and Bill Jones working on planting
  • The garden included a model of a falaj
  • A giant weevil on one of the date palms
  • A dragonfly watching the oasis from atop a hedge
  • Another view of the weevil on the date palm
  • Children asked where to buy the giant insects
  • Fiona Newson-Smith and Peter Lawrence building hut
  • The hut doorway illuminated at night
  • General view of garden with 'key' for visitors
  • Another general view of the finished project
  • Each day a team of volunteers were on site
  • Volunteers working during the construction phase
  • Dozens of ENHG members participated in the project
  • A giant insect atop the stone wall
  • Fiona carrying water as Ruth continues planting
  • weevil.jpg
  • Well filled with blue flowers to represent water

Patron: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan