Loro Parque successfully opens a unique submerged garden in the world

Needham, MA

The 'Zen Garden' is a landscape aquarium that was inaugurated today, Thursday, May 31, and will be open to the public from tomorrow on the 'AquaViva' exhibition.

Loro Parque inaugurated a new exhibition never before seen on Thursday, May 31st. It is an unprecedented landscape aquarium, being the first of its kind to be built in the world. Called 'Zen Garden', it is inspired by Japanese gardens and the majestic mountain ranges of the Asian mountains and can be found in the 'AquaViva' exhibition, home to the most spectacular jellyfish.

More than 200 people, including political and civil authorities and business representatives, were the first to enjoy this submerged garden that amazed all those present, because they valued the great work done in the installation. Special mention requires the presence of the Consul of Japan in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Takeshi Nakajima, who accompanied Carlos Alonso, President of the Cabildo de Tenerife; to Lope Afonso, Mayor of the City Council of Puerto de la Cruz; Cristóbal de la Rosa, Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands, and the rest of the authorities during the opening ceremony.

This unique space was designed by Yago Alonso, an outstanding student of Takashi Amano, the famous aquarist and landscape photographer of recognized international prestige who invented this type of submerged landscapes using gardening techniques inside the aquariums.

Some characteristics that make it special are the use of fresh water in the installation - since most of the landscape aquariums that exist are saltwater - or the presence of animal and plant species in its interior, unusual and yet fascinating Exotic fish, snails and small prawns coexist in this space in which the main protagonist is the balance between flora and fauna.

The harmony and stability of the 'Zen Garden' is such that it self-sustains, maintains itself and lasts without the need for the human hand to intervene once the space has been designed. This factor is considered a key goal within the art of 'aquascaping', technique used in its creation.

From tomorrow, Friday, June 1, all visitors can enjoy this new installation in the exhibition of 'AquaViva', with which, due to its exotic atmosphere, it merges in perfect harmony.