15 of the World’s Most Amazing Gardens

If you’re looking for beautiful and amazing gardens to visit, here you’ll find information and pictures from 15 of the best.

Keukenhof Gardens (Netherlands)

The world’s largest flower garden is located near Lisse, Netherlands. The garden is open each year from March to May. It was opened in 1949 and has been the world’s largest flower garden for over 50 years.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (South Africa)

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is located in Cape Town and is one of South Africa’s 8 national botanical gardens. It was founded in 1913 with the purpose of preserving the unique flora of the area.

Butchart Gardens (British Columbia, Canada)

Located near Victoria on Vancouver Island, Butchart Gardens receive more than 1 million visitors each year.

The Gardens of Versaille (France)

At the château of Versailles, the gardens are some of the most beautiful in the world. Much of the area is landscaped in a classic French Garden style

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Scotland)

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a private garden created by Charles Jencks. The sculptures and landscapes of the garden are inspired by science and mathematics.

Boboli Gardens (Italy)

Located in Florence, the Boboli Gardens is home to a collection of sculptures from the 16th – 18th centuries.

Huntington Botanical Gardens (California, USA)

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is an educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington. The botanical gardens feature sections for the historic cactus collection, the Zen Garden, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden and many other specialty gardens.

Rikugien Garden (Japan)

Rikugien Garden is a metropolitan park in Tokyo. The Japanese garden is a popular tourist attraction.

Claude Monet Gardens (France)

In 1890 Claude Monet bought a house in Giverny and created beautiful gardens to be the subject of his paintings. The house still exists next to the gardens.

Ryoan-ji Zen Garden (Japan)

Ryoan-ji is a Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan. The rock garden is thought to have been built in the late 15th century. The garden includes raked gravel and 15 boulders. The boulders are laid out so that from any point around the garden only 14 can be seen.

Yuyuan Garden (China)

Yuyuan Garden or Yu Garden is located in Shanghai and was first established in 1559 as a private garden. In 1961 the gardens were opened to the public after being repaired by the government.

Exbury Gardens (England)

Exbury Gardens is a 200 acre garden in Hampshire. It is considered one of the finest gardens in the United Kingdom.

Shalimar Gardens (Pakistan)

The Shalimar Gardens, located in Lahore, is a Persian garden built in 1641 and surrounded by a high brick wall.

Mirabell Garden (Austria)

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg is home to a beautiful garden. The palace was built in Baroque style in 1606. The garden is geometrically arranged and includes mythology-themed statues.

Jardim Botânico de Curitiba (Brazil)

Jardim Botânico de Curitiba or Botanical Garden of Curitiba is the biggest tourist attraction of its city. It was created in the style of French Gardens and opened in 1991.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (Minnesota, USA)

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre park, making it one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the United States. It includes 40 permanent sculptures and many other temporary sculptures that are moved in and out.

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