|Nasser Khan, CEO Purelife|
Monday, 17 March 2014
@DubaiGarden2014 ‘Landscapers Got Talent’: Dubai leaves other cities green with envy as DIGC contenders audition to welcome summer in style from 3-6 April
The competition which is also open for the public to attend is held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality, with Strategic Sponsorship from Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing and Traders Hotel, which is also the Official Hotel Partner; support from the Venue Sponsorship partner Emaar; Diamond Sponsorship from Nestlé and Platinum Sponsorship from the Desert Group, alongside JKD Hortitech, which is also a sponsor. The first edition of the region’s most anticipated garden showcase will take place from April 3rd to 6th, from 10am to 10pm in ‘The Venue,’ on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, at the foot of Burj Khalifa -- the world’s tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties.
Elisabetta Sari, who has written the book on eco-landscaping and won awards in France, Italy and Ireland; Phil Evans, who has attracted a passionate Twitter following for his gardening master-tips; Jo Thompson, who has done everything from urban roof gardens to traditional country gardens in the UK; David Dodd, who is on the selection panel of RHS Chelsea Show Garden; Kamelia bin Zaal, Creative landscape Director at
Al Barari Firm Management and Second Nature Landscape Design; and Muhammad Jayyoussi of Emaar Properties, who has overseen stunning soft landscapes at Burj Khalifa, Downtown, The Dubai Mall, The Hotels, Dubai Marina, Community Centers and many others.
The judges described their delight at the red-hot competitiveness of the entries, adding that the