Top 10 Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World
God created flowers so that people can enjoy life more, and now human-beings have created some really breathtaking gardens as a tribute, now let’s take a look at some of them.
- The Butchart garden in Canada
21 kilometers north of Victoria on Vancouver Island lies the most beautiful and serene retreat, a place where a cement merchant used to mine limestone. When he retired in 1904, his wife turned it into a garden. Since then, they’ve planted plants from all over the world. The Butchart family has been involved in gardening and treating visitors to enchanting floral shows for more than a century. Separate themed gardens can be found there including a sunken garden, a rose garden, a Japanese garden, an Italian garden, etc. It attracts more than one million tourists from different countries every year.
- The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland
Located in Dumfries, in southwest Scotland, it is a private garden built in 1990 by renowned architectural critic Charles Jencks. Inspired by science and mathematics, the builders used the terrain to express themes such as black holes, fractal, etc. That’s why people always get the illusion that they are not in a garden but a science museum.
- Versailles in France
Located in the southwest of Paris, the Palace of Versailles is the second most popular place following the Eiffel Tower. It is more than 300 years old, the gardens of Versailles were designed and built by Andre Le Notre for King Louis XIV of France. Versailles was opened as the national museum of history in 1833 and was added to the world’s cultural and natural heritage list in 1980. To the west of the palace is a large garden of unique German style, it’s not hard to imagine just how beautiful it is to go with the royal style.
- Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Thailand
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is said to be the most beautiful garden in Southeast Asia. The owner was a Thai woman who loved orchids. So she made her garden home to hundreds and thousands of precious species of orchids, including over 670 local varieties and more than 300 foreign ones. It’s a paradise for people who enjoy gardening as there are lifelike lion, peacock and other tree models everywhere, your eyes are in for a treat there.
- Keukenhof Garden in Holland
Since it is on the outskirts of Amsterdam, at a small town which is rich in bulbous flower, it becomes a vital part of the annual flower parade. Here they have almost every single kind of tulip people can think of in great abundance. And it’s not even many of the rare species but the fantastic layout that keeps tourists hooked.
- Boboli Garden in Italy
The Boboli courtyard in Italy is an ancient Romanesque garden renowned throughout the world. Around the main garden axis develop avenues, hedges, terraces adorned with statues and fountains that make Boboli a real open-air museum. It is home to rare and fragrant plants, boxwood hedges, and a picturesque fountain called Fontana Delle Scimmie (Monkeys Fountain).
- Huntington Botanical Gardens in America
The Botanical garden covers 207 acres and consists of two parts: the botanical part and art relics exhibition area. It is rich of trees and flowers, you can find everything as it’s home to many different themed gardens from the north garden, tea garden, Shakespeare garden, rose garden, beech garden, Japanese garden, desert garden, jungle garden, subtropical garden, Australian garden to vegetation garden. But the main attraction is the desert garden. It’s fascinating to see desert plants of all shapes and forms, including cacti and succulent plants.
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in South Africa
Located on the eastern slope of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, it covers an area of 528 hectares, and only 36 hectares are open to cultivation. Although it was founded in 1913, it was actually colonized and cultivated as early as 1660 by the first governor. And plants back then like Brabejum stellatifolium can still be seen today. There are more than 8,500 plant species, and quite a few of them are endemic.
- Exbury Gardens in England
Exbury park, owned by the Rothschild Family, is within New Forest National Park. It is a beautiful national park in the southwest of Southampton surrounded by some otherworldly beautiful little villages.
- Yu Garden
It’s a must-visit scene for the Chinese culture fan. Shanghai Yuyuan garden was originally founded by Yunduan Pan in 1559, a man from Sichuan province in the Ming dynasty. It has a history of over 400 years. It’s like a time capsule, reflecting the style of garden architecture in the south of the Yangtze river back then. In the garden, you will feel as if being transported back to feel and imagine the life story of another person who lived there long ago.