Source: The post is based on the article “PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat” published in PIB on 30th October 2022.
What is the News?
The Prime Minister has inaugurated Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. These are now new attractions at the Statue of Unity.
What is Maze Garden?
A maze garden is a type of garden that is grown and landscaped in such a way that a maze exists.
The Maze Garden in Gujarat is spread over three acres of land making it the largest such garden in India.
The garden has a pathway of about 2.1 kilometres. It has been designed in the shape of a ‘Shriyantra’, which is believed to bring positive energy to the place.
As many as 1.8 lakh saplings have been planted in the garden which has added to the aesthetic beauty of the landscape.
What is Miyawaki Forest?
Miyawaki forest is named after the technique developed by a Japanese botanist and ecologist Dr Akira Miyawaki to plant saplings of various species that are planted close to each other which develops into a dense urban forest.
The growth of plants is ten times faster using this method and as a result, the forest developed is thirty times denser.
Through the Miyawaki method, a forest can be developed in just two to three years while it takes at least 20 to 30 years through the traditional method.