The Problems of Interior Landscape in Touristic Buildings at Antalya Region


2nd International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Bologna, Italy, 9 - 13 June 2009, vol.881, pp.739-744 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 881
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2010.881.122
  • City: Bologna
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-744
  • Keywords: Antalya Region, touristic hotels, indoor plants, inner garden, containers
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


In 2007, 629 certificated touristic hotels are being estimated in the city of Antalya. Unfortunately, definite numbers cannot be given concerning the tourist facilities as every day a new one is opened. This has resulted in searching new alternatives of inner decoration for the touristic hotels. Therefore the inner garden concept also became a very important decoration object (Uzun, 2001). As the number of inner gardens used in the decorations increase, the number of problems have also increased. Due to the fact that the plants used in the inner gardens are living beings, some esthetical problems started to occur after the applications of the projects (Yazgan and friends, 2003). Sometimes a very compact type of a plant grew so much that it almost closed the way. At times, the plants which were planted at the second line grew so fast that blocked the plants in the front lines. Additionally dirt started to occur due to defoliation and spread land. The chemical ingredients given to the plants damaged the inner garden decorations; at times even causing their melting down (Turkmen, 2001). Besides such esthetical problems of the inner garden plants, some other difficulties also started to occur over time due to physiological plant needs. In order to have healthy plants in the inner gardens and to obtain the best color and shape of canopy, the growth conditions must be fulfilled (Hessayon, 2003). The inner garden can easily be a great failure if water, light, air and fertilizers are not suitably available (Harris and Dines, 1998).