If you love gardens, you should add them in your list of places to see when traveling. Many cities have beautiful gardens you can explore. But some have the most breathtaking ones that should be worth a visit. Here are seven of the most stunning gardens you can find around the world.
1. Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada
The Butchart Gardens garden is a popular attraction for locals and tourists. It is considered as one of the world’s best floral show gardens. If you are planning on visiting, make sure to allot enough time for strolling around. See the Sunken Garden, Children’s Pavilion and Rose Carousel, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and Mediterranean Garden which are the highlights of this picture-perfect place.
2. Byōdō-in, Kyoto, Japan
There is no dearth of beautiful gardens in Japan. But some stand out more than the rest. And the Byodo-in Monastery Garden is one of them. It is one of the very few Pure Land gardens left in Japan. It traces its history to the Heian Period and is said to predate the Amida Hall. There are many stunning attractions to find in this garden like the Phoenix Hall, 52 wooden Worshiping Bodhisattvas on Clouds, and more.
3. Gardens at Versailles, Versailles, France
The Palace and Park of Versailles is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A visit to this place is awe-inspiring not just because of the grandeur of the place. The vast garden in itself is a top attraction. A few hours are not enough to fully enjoy meandering in its many paths. The garden has many flower beds, lakes, sculptures, and more. It also features a canal. Stroll around the garden and marvel at the majestic sight the palace and its gardens present.
4. Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Keukenhof is a renowned flower garden, said to be one of the world’s largest, located in Lisse, Netherlands. This place has a massive collection of tulips with millions of blooms delighting visitors. It has hundreds of different types of tulips that provide an amazing display of colors as they bloom.
5. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
The Royal Botanic Gardens is a famous attraction in Melbourne. It is also one of the most visited with millions of locals and tourists exploring this scenic garden located at the heart of the city. It boasts of tens of thousands of plants many of which come from around the world. It showcases a well-designed landscape that makes you want to explore more. It has many facilities that make a visit more convenient. Some of the must-see attractions inside the gardens are the Guilfoyle’s Volcano water reservoir, National Herbarium, Plant Craft Cottage, and more.