More often than not, when we hear the word garden, we are encumbered by an endearing, soothing feeling in the mind. It’s because gardens are a man-made structure to enjoy the grandeur and beauty of nature. A walk in a garden is undoubtedly the most lifting pastime one can invest in. With that in mind we’ve listed the top 10 gardens in the world that will make you want to get and visit one right now!
- Royal Botanic Garden
With around 1.5 million visitors every year, The Royal Botanic Garden sitting on the banks of Yarra river in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and more so given the expanse and the events of it. The Royal Botanic Garden spans over 100 acres and is home to aboriginal heritage walk, a park for the children, herbarium, observatory etc.
- Gardens at Versailles Palace
No list in the world about gardens is complete without the mention of this one. One of the most impressively built gardens cover around 800 hectares of land much f it in the classic French style and is adorned by the beautiful Linnea. Hosting over 6 million visitors every year, the garden is a hotspot amongst tourists. The tourists visiting can spend an entire day enjoying the French weather, flowers and fountains.
- Mirabell Gardens
Another classic in the land of Europe boasting of impeccable beauty and mesmeric surroundings is the Mirabell gardens of Salzburg, Austria. These gardens are a declared UNESCO World Heritage site and was built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau in 1606 and redesigned in 1690. These surroundings are filled with sculptures, fountains and dwarf gardens that embellish the gardens.
- Bagh-e Fin
When history plays its role, it beautifies. Same can be said about the Bagh-e Fin a historic royal garden in Kashan, Iran. This garden is significant in terms of history and beautiful all at the same time. The Kashan Fin Bath of the garden is the place where Amir Kabir, a Qajarid Chancellor was murdered by an assassin. The construction of this garden was completed in 1590 and this covers over 2.3 hectares of land.
- Kenroku-en Garden
Looking for your share of tranquillity and peace? Kenroku-en Garden is your answer to that. One of Japans three greatest gardens, and is a haven for people looking for moment of peace and serenity. Spread over 11.8 hectares, these gardens are located in the central areas of Kanazawa castle and have been maintained by the Maeda family from generations to generations.
- Longwood Gardens
Located in Pennsylvania, USA spread over 1077 acres these gardens are a wonderful display of colour and upkeep. The botanical gardens are known to protect over 5500 species of endangered plants. The exhibitions and displays are an unforgettable experience and are very famous amongst the tourists.
- Butchart Gardens, British Columbia
A national historic and heritage site and world famous garden clubbed into one, the Butchart Gardens are one of the most famous tourist sites in British Columbia, Canada. Designed by Robert Pim Butchart and his wife Jennie Butchart in a place where there was once a quarry, these gardens have been welcoming guests since 1922. It took around 12 years of hard work to perfect this grand show of flora and fauna and well worth it.
- Noon Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens
Another popular tourist destination, this garden exemplifies art and planning at its best. In the heart of Pattaya city, this garden covers an area of 500 acres and is symmetrical in design. A long 1 km walk is laid to explore the beautiful extents of this garden.
Keukenhof Gardens located in Hisse, Netherlands boasts of largest flower garden in the world. This garden is home to about 7 million flowering plants and only a visit can do justice to the beauty of this place. Keukenhof is also called the Garden of Europe.
- Kirstenbosch Gardens
Set against the backdrop of Table Mountains and Devils peak, these gardens in Cape Town, South Africa is home to 22000 indigenous plants. You can enjoy a picnic on the lawns, take a guided tour, and hike Table Mountain to name a few. The area is also home to live concerts and a variety of man-made art.
Gardens are man-made treasures around the world. They have been preserved and kept in beautiful shape for years and visiting one of these would surely make your vacation beautiful. Visit one of these places. Book your trip with Cozmo Travel.