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Qur’anic Botanic Garden in Qatar

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Qur’anic Botanic Garden, located in Education City, Qatar Foundation, is the first of its kind in the world.

The garden features plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and those in the Hadith and Sunnah (Sayings & traditions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH).

The garden exhibits the botanical terms mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, describing the significance of their mention in the Holy Qur’an, as well as the scientific explanations of composition, application, and usefulness to man. 

There are around 60 plant species belonging to three different types of habitats: desert, Mediterranean and tropical.

The harmony between plants and the design of the garden is incredibly beautiful and relaxing. It reflects Islamic architecture and art.

Some of the plants below:

English name: Black cumin/ Black seeds

Scientific name: Nigella sativa L.

English name: Aloe

Scientific name: Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.

English name: Christ-thorn

Scientific name: Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.

English name: Banana

Scientific name: Musa X paradisiaca L. (pro sp.)

English name: Wheat

Scientific name: Triticum aestivum L.

English name: Barley

Scientific name: Hordeum vulgare L.

English name: Pumpkin

Scientific name: Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

English name: Mustard

Scientific name: Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J Koch

English name: Snake cucumber/ hairy cucumber

Scientific name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus (L.) Naudin

Alongside, the Sound Garden, Vine Arbour Garden, Water Garden offer beautiful seating areas and walking paths to unwind.

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden can be reached by Doha Metro’s Green Line- Qatar National Library station as well as Education City station. Qatar National Library metro station is just 5 minutes walking distance from the garden.

Explore different plant species, walk around the Sound Garden, or grab a cup of coffee and a book and chill at the Vine Arbour Garden. It’s a perfect place to relax amidst nature.

Qatar Living. (2021, March 1). Everything you need to know about Qur’anic Botanic Garden in Qatar. Retrieved from https://www.qatarliving.com/forum/family-life-qatar/posts/everything-you-need-know-about-quranic-botanic-garden-qatar

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