Jumeirah’s Majlis Al Ghorfat

Jumeirah’s Majlis Al Ghorfat

Majlis Al Ghorfat is one of Dubai’s heritage buildings and rather unusually, it’s not located down on the Creek or on some rocky outcrop in the desert. Tucked away in a side street off Jumeirah Beach Road, the Saffron Souk ladies must have driven past this...
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Simple Gulf Garden Ideas…

Simple Gulf Garden Ideas…

Whether you own or rent, have a large garden or a cosy balcony, a lofty budget or something a little more in line with our own, the Saffron Souk ladies have gathered together some of their top (simple) tips to get your garden looking ship shape in time for you to take...
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Playhouse Perfection!

Playhouse Perfection!

With an upcoming birthday to plan for some of the little people in our Saffron Souk and a playhouse on the present hit list, we’ve been doing a bit of research in to what makes the perfect playhouse. We’ve gathered together some of our favourite outdoor...
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Let’s go outside!

Let’s go outside!

This recent bout of balmy days has reminded the Saffron Souk crew that Summer is sneaking up on us and the countdown to air-conditioned days is on. It’s motivated us to make the most of these gorgeous Spring days (and nights!) and so we’re throwing open...
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Fun with the flowers!

Fun with the flowers!

If you’re a petunia lover, Miracle Garden is the place for you. This newly opened flower garden is located just of Dubai’s Emirates Road in Al Barsha South. It’s spectacular but all a bit mad. There are seasonal plants, including petunias, daisies,...
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Branitz Park

Branitz Park

This picture perfect park located in Cottbus, Germany, was created by Furst Puckler, one of the best known German garden designers of the 19th century. Branitz was owned by the counts of Puckler since 1696, and the garden was first established in 1811, with Furst...
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A Saffron Souk Garden Party

A Saffron Souk Garden Party

It’s that time of the year, the weather couldn’t be better and the big festive season diary dates are behind us. We have to admit though, we’re suffering from little post-party season blues here at Saffron Souk, so we’re picking up where we left off and extending the...
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Window Style!

Window Style!

On a recent quick European summer get-away, Saffron Souk became a little bit obsessed with window boxes. Although they are useful accessories to jazz up a building facade or street corridor, the curiousity really stems from a fascination of what lies beyond. Perhaps...
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Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening

All things are magical when in miniature. These little microcosms of Summer fun are perfect to bring the outdoors in, when it’s just too toasty to take things outside! Any glass container can be used to create a mini indoor garden, but for an updated spin on the...
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012: Show Gardens

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012: Show Gardens

The creation of the Show Gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show are no mean feat!  The preparations take place over a year prior to the event, with the designers submitting their concept and working drawings for selection.  Once given the green light,...
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012: Fresh Gardens

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012: Fresh Gardens

At this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show there was a new category ‘The Fresh Gardens’, that challenges designers to think outside of the box and produce innovative gardens.   These gardens are a lot smaller than the Show Gardens. However their slight scale allow the...
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show is considered one of the most famous gardening shows in the world.  This five-day event takes place annually in May (since 1862!) and is held by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea,...
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