Everyone like Gardens… Right? And when gardens have that different colored flowers, beautiful landscapes and that aroma…. What else can you ask for !
Here we bring you World’s top 15 gardens, each one of them is unique and have their own charm and beauty.
1. Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Keukenhof is the most beautiful spring garden in the world and one of World’s largest flower garden with approximately 7 million flower bulbs planted annually in the park. The garden is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The grounds of Castle Keukenhof are open all year long and are frequently used for festivals such as Castlefest, the Ladies Winternight, and the Christmas Fair. The castle also houses classical music performances. One should surely put this in the Must See places in the World.
2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
Located on the banks of Yarra river in Melbourne is one of the fascinating gardens in Australia, Discover the rare and beautiful plants, breathtaking landscapes and iconic buildings in the garden.
3. Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
“Most Beautiful Garden in Africa” Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to its reputation and is one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Only Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. From the gardens, several trails lead off along and up the mountain slopes and these are much used by walkers and mountaineers. In summers, a popular series of outdoor concerts are also held here on Sunday evenings.
4. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
The 140 acre Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona has the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden also offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails.
5. Butchart Gardens – Canada
One of the top tourist attraction in Victoria, Canada and also designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The gardens are beautifully maintained and with awesome colors, just a treat for the eyes.
6. Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, Northern France
The most famous garden in France is based on the famous art work of Monet. There are two parts in Monet’s garden: a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. There are literally thousands of flowers in these gardens including masses of tulips, irises, oriental poppies and peonies – plants with wonderful colors providing an inspiration to Monet’s paintings.
7. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation – Scotland
It is a private garden built by Charles Jencks and his late wife Maggie in Portrack House inspired science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping on these themes, such as Black Holes and Fractals. One of the beautiful abstract garden you will ever see.
8. Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, U.S
With over 1077 acres of land and more than 11,000 type of plants, Longwood Gardens are one of its kind. It includes the Italian Water Garden, Flower Garden Walk, aquatic display gardens and many others.
9. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya City, Thailand
It is one of the world class of elegant tropical botanical garden. It is also a major scientific center dedicated to cycads, with its own Cycad Gene Bank. Apart from the botanical park, Nong Nooch Garden also features daily shows at the Thai Cultural Hall.
10. Gardens of Chateau de Villandry, Indre-et-Loire, France
One of the Magnificent and unique Renaissance gardens in Europe, its five exceptional gardens – the ornamental kitchen garden, ornamental garden, water garden, medicinal garden and maze – are the perfect destination for those who love gardens and strolling. A viewpoint offers visitors a beautiful panorama of the beautiful and colourful setting.
11. Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto, Piedmont, Italy
The botanical heritage of the Giardini di Villa Taranto (Gardens of Villa Taranto) includes about 1000 plants with about 20,000 varieties that had never been grown in Italy before. The Garden is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in Pallanza.
12. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. Kew’s mission is to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge.
13. Gardens of Versailles, France
A magnificent formal French-Style garden and One of the largest gardens ever made, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles are laid out on an enormous scale. Everything is impeccably kept. The massive number of topiaries are all clipped into immaculate shapes and the sheer splendor is amazing.
14. Stourhead Warminster, England
Stourhead is the best example of a garden inspired by the great landscape and great reason enough to visit England. The gardens are incorporating the ever changing vistas around a lake. The Arcadian ideal is the sort of background scene you see in many Italian Renaissance portraits, including the Mona Lisa. Do not miss out to visit this garden for your next England trip.
15. Kenroku-en Garden, Ishikawa, Japan
Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, the grounds are open year-round during daylight hours and famous for its beauty in all seasons. The garden is located outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle where it originally formed the outer garden. the garden is famous for its six unique attributes which are perfect landscape, spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, waterways, and panoramas. A ‘Must Visit’ in Japan !
This brings us to the end of the list. We hope you liked each one of them, please let us know if you know more such beautiful gardens.
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