About the Green Oasis Garden
The AIPH / OAiB Green Oasis garden, designed by Nilufer Danis is based on ‘Green City ’concepts and spans 1045m2. The aim of the design is to demonstrate the value of ‘living green’ in cities and encourage investment in sustainable green spaces.
The garden includes 21 trees, water fountains, a green roof, a rain garden, a pool, pathways, solar panels, sculptures, a planted table and insect hotels.
The green roof lessens the urban heat island effect as well as capturing particulates and pollutants in the air, producing oxygen and providing insulation to enable energy saving. Solar panels on the top of the building absorb the sun’s rays to generate electricity.
The rain garden provides sustainable drainage to prevent flooding and storm water runoff.
The planted table enables food to grow right where you eat it! The table includes a mix of edible green plants and fruit to encourage healthier and more sustainable living, demonstrating a way to grow food at your own home.
The insect hotels promote biodiversity providing place for hibernating insects like ladybirds and butterflies.
The permeable paving surface allows the movement of storm water through the surface and reduces water runoff.
Tree planting provides a habitat for wildlife and helps cool the air, reducing the so called ‘heat island effect’.
The proposed planting scheme contains the exported plants from Antalya to the world to promote international plants growers.
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Union (OAiB) garden aims to provide inspiration and ideas for city designers, planners and home owners showing what can be done to turn the cities where we live into truly Green Cities.
The AIPH International Green City Conference that will take place at the Convention Centre on the Expo site on 27 September 2016.