Posted on: March 6, 2018 | Written By: Everybody Gardens |
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a giant Mickey Mouse sculpture that took almost 100,000 plants and flowers to complete.
The floral Mickey set a Guinness World Record for Tallest Topiary Sculpture (supported), measuring in at 59 feet, 3 inches tall.
The sculpture weighs almost 35 tons, while it includes almost 1,000 different plants and flowers (including white petunia, red petunia, white geranium, yellow viola, zinnia marigold and green alternanthera), according to Guinness.
The Dubai Miracle Garden in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s largest natural flower garden.
“We are delighted to win this recognition from Guinness World Records for this iconic Mickey Mouse structure at the start of our relationship with The Walt Disney Company,” Abdel Naser Rahhal, the creator and co-founder of Dubai Miracle Garden, said in a statement.
You can see its construction here:
New record: Tallest topiary sculpture (supported). Dubai @dubaimiraclegarden in UAE have created this 18.06 m (59 ft 3 in) tall Mickey Mouse to celebrate their licensing partnership with The Walt @disney Company ??? The sculpture was created using a blooming colourful array of almost 1,000 different plants and flowers (including white petunia, red petunia, white geranium, yellow viola, zinnia marigold and green alternanthera). The sculpture weighs around 35 tons and is supported by a four-ton steel structure with a concrete foundation of 50 tons (45,359.2 kg) of reinforced concrete. Park visitors can expect to see more Disney characters in the near future. ______________________________ #mickeymouse #dubai #dubaimiraclegarden #guinnessworldrecords #officiallyamazing #flowers #topiary #uae #disney
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