The beautiful gardens, trees and flowers of the area between the two holy shrines, enchant the visitors coming to perform the Ziyarat of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them), especially those who stay in the courtyard between the two holy shrines. These works are carried out by the staff of the afforestation and adornment division of the department of between the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them).
The head of this division; engineer Hatem Abd al-Karim stated to Al-Kafeel Global Network: "The work of creating beautiful environment conveys joy and pleasure in the hearts of the visitors of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), which is our goal in our division."
Adding: "The work of the afforestation and adornment Division's staff is centred on taking care of the gardens mostly within the area between the two holy shrines."
He continued: "Among the tasks entrusted to our division:
- To maintain and clean the gardens of the square between the two Holy Shrines, a task that consumes approximately 75% of the efforts of our staffs, in view of the large numbers of visitors and crowds, especially on public holidays and special Ziyarat.
2 - Putting decorations and geometric shapes around palms and trees in form of seasonal flowers of various kinds, as well as decorating the ponds of trees scattered in the vicinity of the courtyard between the two holy shrines or the streets leading to it.
3 - Growing seedlings, plants and seasonal trees in the summer and winter seasons, especially those that bloom in both seasons and adapt to our climate.
4 - Cleaning the soil to get rid of harmful plants, and to improve the specifications of soil and roots, as well as spraying drugs.
5 - Fertilizing all the gardens spread in the courtyard between the two holy shrines by organic fertilizers of high quality from al-Joud Company, we have monthly, seasonal and annual fertilization programs.
6 - Trimming the ornamental trees following the latest scientific methods by cutting interlocking and weak branches affecting the growth and aesthetics of the tree."
He concluded saying: "We hope that schools and families will educate their children the culture of respecting plantations, through agricultural initiatives in the province."