Category: Gardens

Things You Need To Know About Gardening and Urban Farming

Gardening

Yes. Global Warming is real. With all the pollution and other greenhouse gases that’s being emitted by cars and factories everyday, it looks like that we are one or two centuries away from being doomed. When polar ice caps melt, it releases tremendous amounts of water to our oceans and make it rise drastically.

We should all work together in order to prevent this from happening. The good thing is, humanity is trying to make a comeback with gardening and urban farming. Trees and plants absorb Carbon Dioxide in the air and releases oxygen. Win-win situation right? So let’s cover some things that you need to know about gardening and urban farming.

 

Urban Farming Can Save Us From Global Warming

Air Pollution

Air Pollution = Global Warming

Back then, the Earth is still full of plant life. There came humans. Then there’s industrialization. We all know what happened next. Rainforests got replaced by Shopping Centers and Malls. Good thinking guys.

With urban farming and gardening, as I said a while ago, we humans are making a terrific comeback. Imagine every building and skyscraper in the whole world has their own garden in the sky. It can help us to combat the effects of Global Warming. Plus, it can provide citizens fresh fruits and vegetables without the hassle of transporting them. Which makes way for healthier eating habits. You can make fruit juices and mix them with vegetables. Juicing can provide us with great benefits like shedding our fats and detoxifying our bodies. You can visit this site to learn more about the benefits of juicing: http://juicerkings.com/

Gardening Can Be Healthy For You
Gardening Benefits

Recent Scientific studies shows that gardening might actually be good for you. They say that it relieves stress and anxiety. I think that’s true. Gardening reminds me of tranquility, peace and being one with nature. Wish I had a Green Thumb!

Scientists also says that it can boost your immune system. Soaking in the sun while gardening provides your body with Vitamin D, plus, they discovered that a bacteria thriving commonly in the soil helps prevent asthma, psoriasis and allergies. So grab your hat and gardening tools and start taking care of that awesome plant.

 

Thank you for reading. I hope you learned something from this article. See you!

 

Five of the Most Beautiful Gardens in the World to Visit

Butchart Gardens

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

Butchart Gardens

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

Byodo-in

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

Gardens at Versailles

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

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

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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.