7 of World’s Most Beautiful Gardens
Gardens have been planted since the ancient days to serve different purposes. And these delightful green spaces continue to offer a relaxing place to escape from the busyness of life. While every garden has its own unique charms that draw us, there are ones that mesmerize and leave you in awe with their beauty and grandeur.
Butchart Gardens (British Columbia, Canada)
Why visit: Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada. It boasts of over a million bedding plants. Some of the must-see include the Sunken Garden, Concert Lawn Walk, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden, and the Mediterranean Garden.
Claude Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France)
Why visit: Claude Monet’s Garden is a brightly colorful garden. It was the property of the founder of French Impressionist painting Oscar-Claude Monet.It features two gardens — Clos Normand located in front of his home and a water garden. The Japanese bridge at the water garden is a must-see.
Gardens of Versailles (Versailles, France)
Why visit: The Gardens of Versailles is a historic and spectacular garden that spans roughly 800 hectares. Its well-manicured shrubbery, decorative lawns, flower beds, fountains, and sculptures are just some of its most enthralling sights. Other points of interest when touring the gardens are the Allée Royale (Royal Walk), Parterre d’Eau (Water Parterres), and Vase du Soleil (Sun Vase) among others.
Kenroku-en (Ishikawa, Japan)
Why visit: The Kenrokuen Garden is one of the Three Great Gardens in Japan.
Kenroku-en translates to Garden of the Six Sublimities — a description that is reflected on the beautfy of the place. Kenroku-en’s beauty changes every season, each of which can be breathtaking to behold.
Keukenhof Garden (Lisse, Netherlands)
Why visit: Keukenhof Garden is home to more than 70,000 tulips. It is a stunning and colorful sight when the flowers in bloom.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (Pattaya, Thailand)
Why visit: This tropical botanical garden is located in Pattaya Thailand. The vast area covers over 500 acres and features a Butterfly Hill, Blue Garden, Canna Garden, and Stonehenge Garden.