Ever wondered where all the trees and shrubs come from that you see around Fujairah?
Most of them have been raised in a nursery located behind the public gardens in Madhab.
This extensive area, sheltered by the Hajar Mountains, is divided into a number of sections—ground cover, ornamental bushes, thorn sap plants, trees, desert plants—and is probably one of the most comprehensive collections of trees and shrubs in Fujairah.
The nursery is headed up by Hossam Riead Hemdan, the Head of the Agriculture Division of the Department of Public Works and Agriculture, who came from Egypt to work for the Government of Fujairah more than 20 years ago.
Hossam oversees the 130 men who work at the nursery and around the emirate (there’s also another centre in Dibba) planting, sowing, fertilizing, pruning and treating trees and grasses for pests.
The Madhab nursery is part of the government department and it does not have a public sales division, although from the looks of things many Fujairah citizens visit the nursery to get a tree or two.
There are many mature trees around the property and Hossam and his staff are knowledgeable about varieties of trees and those that grow best in Fujairah conditions.
Take a Look
Some photos taken of the Madhab Nursery are in this photo album.
Department of Public Works and Agriculture
Government of Fujairah
P O Box 3339
Tel: (09) 2244555
Fax: (09) 2229479
Turn right at the Madhab Sulpheric Spring Park and keep rounding the outside of the park. Take the second entrance you come to. There is an office near the entrance. Open Sunday to Thursday from about 5.30am to 2.00pm.
Gardening Becoming Popular in Fujairah and the UAE, FIF, 23 September 2011.
New Name and Facelift Needed for ‘Madhab Sulpheric Spring Park’ Fujairah, FIF, 2 May 2011.
The Flowering of Fujairah and the UAE, FIF, 12 February 2011.
Fujairah Getting Greener, FIF, 7 October 2010.
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