Photos: Loro Parque.
Loro Parque has announced that a new and unique underwater garden will be opening imminently at the park. The submerged garden, described by the park as of unprecedented delicacy and spectacular beauty, will be open to the public from the end of May in the `AquaViva’ exhibition, a new, unprecedented and internationally important exhibition which will take the form of a landscape aquarium.
The park says that this Japanese-style underwater garden is the first of its kind to be built in the world and is inspired by Japanese forest landscapes and the majestic mountain ranges of the Asian mountains. It has been created using the ‘aquascaping’ technique unique for its complexity, innovation and beauty, and ability to convey depth and balance in the purest Zen style. The park hopes that the exhibition will captivate fans of flora and fauna alike.
The underwater garden is exceptional not only for its complexity but also for the species used to create it and for the distribution of the plants and their luxuriance. The latter is a key aspect, as many of them have to adapt to the growth of their leaves in a submerged space, a feature that evokes a bonsai aesthetic. The park says that it expects visitors to marvel at the complexity of the flora, totally alive and in full splendour, as there is no inert or simply decorate element in the display at all.
Through this innovative underwater garden, Loro Parque, as a wildlife conservation centre, wants to emphasise the importance of maintaining the balance of the natural environment ecosystems that represent the wonders of nature. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, June 1, after its official opening on Thursday, May 31