What’s a Floating Garden?
Building floating gardens is one of the most sustainable methods of agriculture and farming. Several countries around the world have man-made floating gardens for various purposes like fishing, growing vegetables, preventing floods, etc.
How Do Floating Gardens Work?
Floating gardens of each country work differently. While some are built with bamboo and weeds, the others use recycled materials to create these structures making them suitable for vegetation and fishing.Here we have clubbed 5 of the best floating gardens around the world and why they are a must-visit.
1. Inle Lake, Myanmar
A truly natural splendor that is worth visiting, Myanmar’s Inle Lake is famous for its vegetation and fishing. The floating gardens here are built by manual labor using weeds like seagrass from the deep sea. Along with fruits and vegetables, these gardens are also fertile for rice cultivation. Boats are used for moving across farms and for harvesting. Tomato is the most popular fruit grown here and accounts for 90% of the farm’s production. Likewise, the floating gardens, Aztec were built using interweaved reeds beneath the lake’s surface to form gardens.
When Was the Parc Rives de Seine Inaugurated?
- A. 2019
- B. 2017
- C. 2009
- D. 2012
2. Floating Gardens of Rotterdam
An interesting fact about the floating gardens of Rotterdam is its innovative plan. Plastic collected from the lake has been recycled and used to build hexagon shaped structures that provide space of growing vegetables and growing fish species. This floating garden is only a prototype for now and would be expanded into a much larger space in the coming years.
3. Parc Rives de Seine, Paris
Parc Rives de Seine is a redevelopment project in Paris that was inaugurated in April 2017. It provides amenities for the public to enjoy nature at its best. This popular tourist attraction has installed floating gardens along the Seine. Besides enjoying the scenic view of Ville Lumiere, you can also jog, skate, cycle, or picnic in the park.
4. Hydroponics Farming, Bangladesh
Hydroponics is a type of aquaculture where crops are grown in nutrient-rich water and not in soil. The water where the crops are grown also houses various aqua species. This type of farming is gaining popularity in Bangladesh for growing fruits and vegetables. Crops are supplied with oxygen and other solutions for superior yields.
5. Keibul Lamjao National Park, India
This is the world’s only natural floating garden National Park. The gardens called phumdis float on the waters of the Loktak Lake in Manipur and are entirely natural. Keibul Lamjao is also the only floating wildlife sanctuary in the world.