The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World You Have to Visit

March 18, 2014 6:00 am
Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

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The Gardens of Versailles occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectares of land.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England

m_Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England

Kew Gardens are probably the best and most famous botanical gardens in the world. There are several interesting buildings including a royal palace and large glasshouses ranging from a few years old to several hundred years housing tropical plants and even oldest pot-plant, which lives in the Palm-house. Outside there are plants and trees from all over the world.

Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

m_Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

The stunning Powerscourt Gardens are situated just 20kms south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasures to explore. With over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, this 47 acres of Gardens has something for everyone.

Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

m_Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The Victoria attraction consists of a network of walking trails visiting with lavish floral gardens, fountains, ponds and rock gardens.

Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy

m_Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy

The Ville d’Este is the most important example of a Mannerist garden and verges into the Baroque. Shunning the simplicity of early Tuscan gardens, this Roman ‘retreat’ was designed for the Estes. The Aniene River makes music, with the aid of a water organ, and supplies innumerable fountains. Many of the statues were obtained by excavating ancient Roman sites.

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

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Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. It was the residence and gardens of Robert Woods Bliss (1875–1962) and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss (1879–1969).

Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a French seaside villa surrounded by nine gardens, each on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden à la française, exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal and a garden de Sèvres. They were created between 1905 and 1912 under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne.

Stourhead, Warminster, England

m_Stourhead, Warminster, England

Stourhead is a national trust property an hours’ drive south of Bristol. It features magnificent gardens around a lake with several buildings such as temple, a medieval cottage, grotto and much more.

The Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

m_The Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

The Master of Nets garden is situated in the southern part of Suzhou, within the city proper, a site that has been a garden since the middle of the twelfth century. It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Even more than the architectural achievement is the mood of tranquility and harmony that it embodies.

Sans Souci, Potsdam, Germany

m_Sans Souci, Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Park is a large park surrounding Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany. Sanssouci Gardens cover 724 acres and has three palaces: Schloss Sanssouci (Sanssouci Palace), the Neues Palais (New Palace) and Schloss Charlottenhof (Charlottenhof Palace)

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