Eden everywhere: the world’s most beautiful gardens

CCalvin September 21, 2023 7:16 AM

If you're a nature enthusiast who loves to travel, gardens are a must-visit. They capture the essence of nature's beauty, boasting an array of plant species, unique designs, and serene atmospheres. Here's a list of the world’s most beautiful gardens you should consider visiting.

Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

Known as the 'Garden of Europe', the Keukenhof Gardens is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Every spring, it transforms into a rainbow paradise with seven million blooming flowers.

Butchart Gardens, Canada

A National Historic Site of Canada, Butchart Gardens is a breathtaking wonder in all four seasons. The garden's star attraction its Sunken Garden, once a limestone quarry.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa

Nestled against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is the first botanical garden in the world dedicated to a country’s native flora.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom

Kew Gardens are home to the world’s largest collection of living plants. The gardens boast iconic glasshouses, a treetop walkway, and a 18th century pagoda.

Versailles Gardens, France

The Gardens of Versailles are as grand as the Château de Versailles itself. The symmetrical design, intricate fountains, and geometric flower beds present an experience like no other.

Jardin Majorelle, Morocco

Created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later owned by Yves Saint Laurent, Jardin Majorelle is a vibrant garden with an enchanting blue villa at its heart.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, with its futuristic Supertrees and biodomes, offers an out-of-this-world garden experience. It is a stunning testament to Singapore's garden city vision.

Here is a quick overview of these stunning gardens:

Garden Country Notable Features
Keukenhof Gardens Netherlands One of the world's largest flower gardens
Butchart Gardens Canada National Historic Site
Kirstenbosch South Africa World's first botanical garden for native flora
Kew Gardens United Kingdom Largest collection of living plants
Versailles Gardens France Grand design matching the Château de Versailles
Jardin Majorelle Morocco Vibrant garden with a blue villa
Gardens by the Bay Singapore Futuristic Supertrees and biodomes

These gardens are just a few examples of the spectacular displays of landscaping and garden design found around the world. Each one offers a unique experience, from the historic and grandiose Versailles Gardens to the modern and futuristic Gardens by the Bay. Whether you're seeking inspiration for your own garden or looking to immerse yourself in nature's beauty, these gardens offer a feast for the eyes and a soothing retreat for the soul.

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