Saudi Arabia building the world's biggest botanical gardens

Saudi Arabia building the world's biggest botanical gardens

The King Abdullah International Gardens

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Covering 100,000 square meters, the botanical gardens will offer visitors a unique insight into the Arabian Peninsula’s plant life

The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs – Prince Mansour Bin Miteb – is set to perform a ceremony to lay the foundation stone this week at the King Abdullah International Gardens (KAIG) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The project is set to be spread over 2.5 million square meters, and will feature the world's largest botanical gardens.

KAIG will split into six main sections made up of covered and open facilities. In the covered section, there will be two huge botanical gardens, covering a total area of 100,000 square meters, which is five times larger than the world's largest geodesic domes – at the Eden Project in the UK. Aimed to appeal to both local families and tourists, the project will offer an insight into the unique plant life in the Arabian Peninsula.

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