Desert Garden

The QBC Desert Garden is designed to embody one of the most important arid environments in mainland Qatar – the Rawdat desert ecosystem

Mohly (4)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Hairawn Muhly/Muhlenbergia capillaris (Lam.) Trin.

One of the most important herbs that decorate the Qur’anic Botanic Garden with its colorful flowers, surrounded by perennial herbaceous plants.

The flowers grow once a year in the fall and are known for their purplish-pink color and are easy to spot among all plants. 

Mohly (2)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Known as deer grass, the plant grows naturally in Australia and the US among other countries such as South Korea where people celebrate its flowering season.

Mohly (3)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

elbasham (4)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Balm of Gilead Tree/Commiphora gileadensis (L.) C.Chr.

A rare plant in the Arabian Peninsula, the Balsam tree grows in Jabal Samhan, one of the major mountain ranges in Dhofar region, peaking at 2,100 meters.

elbasham (2)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

The plant was mentioned in the honorable hadiths, and is grown by the Quranic Botanic Garden, which focuses on its cultivation, propagation and preservation.

elbasham (1)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

The wooden tree is known for its distinct mango-like smell, and has been threatened with extinction in its natural habitat.

Umbrella thorn/Samar TreeQur’anic Botanic Garden

Umbrella thorn tree/Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne

One of the fungal plants in the Arabian Peninsula, the Umbrella thorn tree, which was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, decorates the center of the Desert garden.

Samar (5)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Samar (3)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

The woody tree with its white flowers that turn yellowish and bloom in May every year attract bees that collect its nectar to produce some of the finest types of honey known as Sammar.

Samar (1)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Samar (4)Qur’anic Botanic Garden

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden showcases the tree and collects its seeds to propagates them in its Plant Resources Conservation Center as part of its mission to preserve historical trees that have a heritage value.

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