These are the places created by humans to feel the blessings of nature! Here we bring to you a list of the most eye-catching and beautiful gardens from around the world, which you must visit at least once in your life.
1. Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands
Built in 1641, Keukenhof castle covered an area of over 200 hectares surrounded by garden. For the first time the gates to the garden were opened in 1950, and it was instant success with more than 2,36,000 visitors per year.
2. Butchart Gardens, Canada
Mrs Butchart dreamed of creating a Japanese garden on the seaside, a beautiful rose garden and also an Italian garden on their former tennis court. The work started in 1906 and by the 1920s, more than fifty thousand people visited the garden in a year. In 2004, the gardens were designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.
3. Kew Garden, London
With more than 750 royal caretakers, Kew Garden is known as international botanical research and education institution with large variety of plant species and families. The garden today contains 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera. In addition to this, there are 1,040,426 scientific plants with 29,8900 accepted species names.
4. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland
Created by architect and theorist Charles Jencks at his home, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a combination of mathematics and science which is spread over 30 acres of land. Although there are not many plants in the garden, you can witness man-made lakes with scientific fixtures.
5. Dubai Miracle Garden, UAE
With more than 45 million flowers, Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the largest gardens in the world.
6. Versailles Garden, France
Receiving more than six million visitors a year, Versailles Garden covers over 800 hectares of land, which is landscaped in authentic French garden style.
7. Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona
Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937, the Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres botanical garden with more than 21,000 plants and 4,000 taxa. In additional to this, the garden also contains 139 species of plants which are rare, threatened and endangered.
8. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida
Spreading over 83 acres of land, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers a wide collection of rare tropical plants which includes palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. Fairchild’s collection now includes tropical fruit, orchids and native plants from Florida.
9. Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco
Created by Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s, Jardin Majorelle is built in shades of blue. With a notable collection of 15 bird species, today it is owned by famous fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent.
10. Ryōan-ji Garden, Japan
Royon-ji garden in Japan is described as the first Japanese garden which offered a wide variety of flowers and birds.
11. Brindavan Garden, India
Famous for its symmetric design, the Brindavan Garden is one of the major tourist spots for Indian and foreign visitors. Today, the garden has 75 acres of government fruit orchard, 30 acres of naguvana, and 5 acres of chandravana.
12. Shalimar Garden, Pakistan
With 658 meters north to south and 258 meters east to west, Shalimar Garden was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Lahore Fort, under the UNESCO Convention concerning the protection of the world’s cultural and natural heritage sites in 1972.
13. Yuyuan Garden, China
Built during the Ming Dynasty, Yuyuan Garden is one of the most famous spots in China. You will experience the beauty once you visit the place.
14. Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, Brazil
Opened in 1991, Curitiba’s trademark botanical garden was created in the style of French gardens. The park occupies 240.000 m² in area and the most interesting thesis of the park is it has a principal greenhouse, which is a combination of nouveau style art and modern metallic structure.
15. Suan Nong Nooch, Thailand
Opened in 1980 by Miss Nong Nooch, today the garden features the largest variety of cycads and palms in the world. Along with this, Suan Nong Nooch offers the greatest selection of orchids in Thailand.
16. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Africa
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden offers a wide variety of more than 7,000 distinct plants. Also, there is a medical garden with plants and herbs with medicinal properties growing in it.