How does your desert garden grow?

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In his most recent column, our gardening expert Nick Leech called on readers interested in showing off their gardens to get in touch.

Inspired by the UK's National Garden Scheme, http://www.ngs.org.uk in which some of the country's best private domestic gardens can be viewed for a small fee which is then donated to charity, Nick is keen to see a similar project initiated here in the UAE later in the year.

Emaar's annual gardens competition for residents in The Springs and Arabian Ranches in Dubai, threw up some impressive results this year (you can see some of the winners below), and we know there are more out there, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and, of course the Garden City Al Ain, waiting to be discovered.

 

So if you're proud of your plot (no matter how small) then get in touch. It doesn't have to be anything as fancy as these, but we'd love to take a look.

Email homes@thenational.ae or leave a comment below.

Best Large Garden - Emirates Hills // Harvey & Leonorah Boulter

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Best Large Garden - Arabian Ranches // Jackie Daair

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Best Variety and Creative Garden - Emirates Hills // Graeme Oliver

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• All photographs by Antonie Robertson / The National

Published: August 8, 2011 04:00 AM

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