Bayan Botanic Garden (KW)
A green oasis for Kuwait
|Architect||Peter van der Toorn Vrijthoff|
|Design||Three 'arches' with a maximum height of 12.5 meters|
|Purpose||6 different gardens and 4 different climate zones. For exhibition of tropical, dry, Mediterranean and European gardens. Lounges for relaxation and business meetings.|
|Use||For the Emir of Kuwait, guests, botanical experts and state visits.|
Botanical glasshouse opened by the Emir of Kuwait
A special botanical glasshouse, complete with various climatic zones, was inaugurated at the opening ceremony and officiated by none other than the Emir of Kuwait. The ceremony was likewise attended by various ministers and high-ranking officials of the Kuwait government.
6 different gardens and 4 different climate zones
This botanical garden is located at the Emir’s Bayan Palace and occupies an area of 15,793 m². Almost 3,500 m² of space is devoted to the cultivation of various exotic plants in the glasshouse. Despite temperatures hitting peaks of 53 degrees Celsius outside, the indoor climate is carefully controlled. With innovative climate systems and high-quality installations, we can properly regulate the temperature and humidity, which means that plants from all over the world can be found in this beautiful enormous botanical garden.
It is not the only well known botanical garden where Smiemans has built a glass construction, also for Keukenhof, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Inverewe and RHS Wisley.