Now that the world is fighting against Corona pandemic and we can not go out and experience beauty of the nature, I thought of bringing the nature close to you. And what better than browsing through the worlds most beautiful gardens full of colours,vibrancy and positivity required during grim times. I mean, who does not like flowers? It is for this fascination that people have been cultivating flora in their house gardens or in small gamlas for their terrace gardens. The bright orchids,romantic roses and ethereal rajnigandha had always been the best buddies of your exquisite crystal vases. This all signifies the humankind love for these beautiful creations of God. Gardens are quests to escape hustle bustle of the cities and provide a moment of solitude and also an opportunity to intertwine yourself with the natural beauty. Read on to find ten most beautiful gardens of the world.
Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands
Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Also known as Tulip gardens is undoubtedly one of the best gardens of the world. Each year, 7 million bulbs are planted there, including Holland’s famous tulips and other flowers like hyacinths and daffodils. The garden is located between Amsterdam and the Hague and opens from March to May. The stunning garden offers spectacular views of fields of colourful tulips.
Butchart Gardens Canada
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia is home to one of world’s most beautiful expanses of plants and trees—the Butchart Gardens. Featuring uninterrupted bloom from more than one million bedding plants, the site has since been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. Each year, nearly a million tourists gape at the various gardens that contain more than 900 varieties of colorful blooms. Butchart gardens today is recognized internationally as one of the most magnificent gardens around the world.
The Gardens of Versailles, France
A list of top gardens would not be complete without mentioning the gardens of the Château of Versailles France. This magnificent garden across 800 hectares of land is an outstanding example of formal French garden design. It has got canals,fountains,statues,flowerbeds and more. The fountains are another attraction at the gardens of Versailles. All main fountains in the garden feature colossal statues. Most of the statues depict mythological characters including Saturn, Cupid, Ceres, Flora and Neptune. André Le Nôtre,”king of gardeners and Gardner to the King,” was charged with designing the gardens of Versailles in the 1660s.Thousands of workers helped orchestrate the design, which involved trees imported from various regions of France.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai
We talk about world’s most beautiful gardens and don’t mention Dubai city,the city of opulence is impossible. The Dubai miracle garden looks like a still from Alice in wonderland. Spanning about 18 acres this garden features 45 million flowers, bills itself as the world’s largest natural flower garden.The Dubai Miracle Garden is unique in that it was essentially built on a desert and looks like a beautiful painting. if there is paradise it must be here.
Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco
Jardin Majorelle Marrakech garden is noted for the luminous blue paint on its buildings, gates, pots, and more, the garden was purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. Thus also known as “Yves Saint-Laurent garden.” This 110,000-square-foot garden of exotic and rare plants is accented by pops of cobalt blue. In fact, he trademarked the color — found on fountains, garden walls, and other features throughout the garden — and named it “Majorelle blue.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Thailand
From animal sculptures to topiary trees — not to mention a miniature replica of Stonehenge — Nong Nooch delivers culture with a side of quirk. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden first opened its doors to the public in 1980 after being used as a plantation for growing local fruits.Garden also offers various entertainment such as Thai cultural shows and elephant shows.The garden covers more than 500 acres of land, with its space divided into a number of smaller gardens such as the Canna Garden, Butterfly Hill, Blue Garden and the Stonehenge Garden. Aside from housing the largest variety of orchids in Thailand
Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
One of the most famous gardens in the world,the ancient city of Sigiriya Sri Lanka is not only world’s heritage site but also called as eighth wonder of the world.You will find worlds oldest landscape gardens in Sigiriya. Meaning “Lion’s Rock,” Sigiriya sits on the slopes and at the summit of a 590-foot granite peak.nestled among the site’s intricate network of staircases and reservoirs, which extend from the mouth of an imposing lion made from brick and plaster.
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, US
You might not find any beauty in the landscape of Desert botanical Garden Arizona but the garden offers a spectacular display of large collection of beautiful arid-land plants. The 140 acre garden has more than 21000 desert plants from 139 different species. This garden is renowned for its collection of 169 rare species of desert plants. This famous garden is home to 1350 different varieties of cactus. The well-maintained paved trails in the garden makes it easier to explore this unique garden of the world. In each spring season the desert garden welcomes plenty of beautiful butterflies. One can also find lots of fountains and benches in the garden.
Hunter Valley Gardens Australia
Hunter Valley Gardens in Australia is a stunning garden broken down into ten distinctly styled gardens that range from the Indian Mosaic Garden to the Formal Garden, this beautiful collection of flora and fauna is the perfect garden for families. A perfect set for the reshoot of Alice in Wonderland or may be a background for nursery rhymes the wonderful garden touches your heart in many ways.
Butterfly Garden, Changi Airport, Singapore
Singapore’s Changi Airport is called as world’s best airport. The most unique feature of aviation hub is the butterfly garden home to more than 1,000 exotic butterflies, as well as a sunflower garden. I have included this garden one among the top ten gardens of the world for its innovative concept and its being relatively new type of garden. It also promotes sustainability and environment friendly. The indoor greenery reflects Singapore’s nickname, “City in a Garden.
These prettiest of all the gardens are mini paradise on earth and I urge you to keep your bucket list handy once the pandemic is over and you would be free to roam around the world like a butterfly. till then hope these pretty pictures made you happy.