Have you ever walked along terraces with the fragrance and beauty of magnificent roses all around? If you are holidaying in Oman visit the Rose gardens at Al Jabal al Akhdar.
The Rose Gardens at Al Jabal al Akhdar features a large number of roses which are grown in terraced gardens in Al Jabal al Akhdar. The lush landscapes in the Green Mountain of Oman provide a fertile ground for thousands of damask roses. Ones visited this place, you will be amazed to witness the spectacular sight of colourful roses cascaded down the mountain slopes.
The special ritual
During the months of March and April, millions of roses blossom while spreading their rich fragrance all around the countryside. The villagers in Al Jabal al Akhdar pluck all the rose petals, collect them in a sheet of cloth and the collected bundles are taken to extraction units. This popular ritual is mostly done during the rose season in order to produce rose water.
Before commencing your journey in this part of the world, it’s important to take note of available accommodation facilities. Amongst many an Oman resort in the area, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will come across as an excellent venue from where you can map out an escape to view the awe-inspiring Rose Gardens of Al Jabal al Akhdar.
What to see
Different kinds of pink damasked roses delight the tourists who visit the garden. The “Mountain Flower” is a beautiful flower grown in this garden and it is similar to Levantine roses. In addition, this garden is famous for its ‘walnut flowers’ and ‘apricot flowers’.
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