Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden


Landscape ArchitectMohamad Halawi (Lebanon)
Area5,572 sq m
FloraQuercus ilex, Tabibua, Hibiscus syriacus, Laurus nobilis, Sophora japonica, Bougainvillea, Pittosporum, Desylerion, Rhyncospernum, Paspalum, Grass, Weedelia, Hernerocallus
Public ArtSaloua Rawda Choucair, Rudy Rahmé

Named after the Lebanese-American writer and artist of international renown, it is an extensive open space facing the U.N. House. Its formal landscaping emphasizes its status as a main entrance to the city center. It features two lawn surfaces,

with trees planted around, a water cascade and a platform, with six obelisks completing the design. Sculptures by Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanon) and a bust of the poet Gibran Khalil Gibran by Rudy Rahmé (Lebanon) adorn the square.