Barzan Living Gardens

Mar 01, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022

The experience is currently not available and will return back to AlUla soon.  Follow @AlUlaMoments on Social to be the first one to know when this experience is back.

Handed down through generations, Barzan Living Gardens was open to the public to show its natural beauty and deep heritage, shining a light on the cultural connection between the people of AlUla and the resources of the AlUla Oasis.

Barzan Living Gardens
Spanning over 2.2 hectares, the Barzan Living Gardens focused on the AlUla Oasis as a place of cultivation, as a resource and inspiration for art and creativity, and as a host of deep heritage and generational significance. Supported by friendly guides, guests explored this living landscape and discovered its stories through the eyes of locals.

A beautiful, designated trail was made through and around the site. Guests stopped along the trail to see significant heritage points, where guides explained the agriculture and wildlife in the area and led guests to various art areas.

What can you find in the Barzan Living Gardens?
  • A historic well
  • A greenhouse
  • An underground qanat, or tunnel system that was used for irrigation and drinking water
  • The Craft Kabina, with a changing programme of activities and events
  • The Design Kabina, which is the base for the Paradise Garden Design Workshops
  • A Diwan, used as a place of rest, discussion and reflection

Family-Friendly Fun
Families are invited and encouraged to come to the Barzan Living Gardens. Pick up your Family Explorer Pack at the entrance and collect stamps as you travel along the trail.

Art Sessions at Barzan Living Gardens

Palm Dyeing 15, 20, 23 & 27 March from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm

Artisans will be showcasing the traditional palm frond dyeing methods and offering an introduction to natural and synthetic pigments.

Printing and Stamping 16, 21, 24 & 28 March from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Printing palm fronds and natural leaf patterns on fabric using dye.

Weaving 17, 22 & 26 March from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 29 March from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Learn how to make your own palm weaved bookmarks, key chains, and bracelets.

Diwan Sessions 18, 25 & 30 March from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join artisans to discover the history of craft in AlUla, exploring the themes of inheritance and change.

Plan Your Trip To AlUla

Flying to AlUla

Qatar Airways, Saudia Airlines, flydubai and flynas all operate direct flights in and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH) from regional and international destinations. The beautifully renovated airport is a welcoming entrance into AlUla, though being a small airport, services are limited. Its location is just 30 km or a 30-minute drive from the city centre.

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What to Do

Unlock the secrets of this open-air museum, where an exciting collection of immersive experiences and activities bring its stories to life.

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Where to Eat

In AlUla there are many dining options to replenish your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

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Where to Stay

Looking for a place to rest after a long day’s adventure? From high-end luxury to sustainable eco-resorts, AlUla offers a range of accommodation options.

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