Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World 2017

When it comes to garden, you may surely have felt refreshed. Garden is undoubtedly a soothing place where you can find the ultimate calm and peaceful environment, chirping birds, fragrance of flowers, and fresh breeze to revitalize your soul. A brisk walk in a garden is really refreshing. Created by humans, gardens are intended to feel fresh and get in touch with nature. Here are some of the well built, designed and beautiful gardens in the world.

10. Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

The Royal Botanic Gardens are world-renowned botanical gardens in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the south bank of River Yarra. These stunning gardens are stretched over 100 acres of landscapes, including aboriginal heritage walk, kids’ park, observatory and herbarium discovery walk. In addition, you can easily enjoy special events here like Harp in the Garden, Philosophy in the Garden, and Yoga for Kids. It is one of the most renowned destinations in Victoria, with around 1.5 million visits every year.

9. Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

Located in the vein of Tuilleries and Versailles, Mirabell Gardens is a classical garden in Europe. With peaceful greens, Mirabell Palace is listed as the cultural heritage and UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg. In 1606, Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau built the Palace. In 1690, this stunning garden was redesigned. It is full of fountains, stunning sculptures, a Dwarf garden, and floral displays having marble creatures. Created around 1704 to 1718, the Hedge Theatre is located at the main center of Mirabell Gardens and it is among the oldest hedge theatres located north of Alps.

8. Ji Chang Yuan, Jiangsu, China

Located in Xihui Park, Ji Chang Yuan is the garden built in 16th century in Jiangsu province. It is also called as the Garden of Ecstasy. It is truly a garden of illusion. It occupies just an acre but it gives the glimpse of height, breadth and depth. In the yellow rock, an artificial mountain seems to be the natural part of hilly region covering the garden and a designer musical stream gurgles along it in a long pool. Several inlets of it give the feeling of tranquility of nature.

7. Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona

Founded by the Native Flora Society and Arizona Cactus in 1937 and established in 1939 here, the garden has up to 21000 plants.  There are several exciting and amazing botanical gardens in the US. Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix is one of the most beautiful and best gardens to provide the unique glimpse at its desert flora. Before visiting here, be prepared to face the extreme dryness and heat. But it is worth for the tour of this exclusive park surrounded by red rocks. It has been devoted as Phoenix Point of Pride.

6. Bagh-e Fin, Kashan, Iran

Located in Kashan, Iran, Bagh-e Fin is a chronological Persian garden. It consists of Kashan’s Fin Bath, where the Qajarid chancellor, Aamir Kabir was killed by an assassin in 1852 who was sent by King Nasereddin Shah. The Fin Garden is the oldest garden extant among the most beautiful gardens. Completed in 1590, Bagh-e Fin is stretched over 2.3 hectares and the main yard is covered by the ramparts with 4 circular towers. It boasts the crossed water rills with ‘Chahar Bagh” design and derived from the verses in Koran. It is described as a paradise where two different rivers cross.

5. Gardens at the Versailles Palace, France

Located at the Versailles Palace, this historical garden is one of the most amazing European gardens. The Gardens at the Versailles are stretched over 800 hectares of land and most of its area is landscaped in French Garden classic style perfected by Linnea. At the luxurious palace of Louis XIV, the grounds were the point of pride for Sun King. You can spend days here alone, enjoying the fountains, flowers, scenic vistas, and winding paths. The gardens are truly one of the most visited sites here and greet over 6 million visitors every year.

4. Kenroku-en Garden, Ishikawa, Japan

Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It is truly a heaven where one can find tranquility and peace in Ishikawa. Covering the area of over 11.4 hectares on the heights of Kanazawa central region, it is located just opposite to Kanazawa Castle. In feudal times, the Maeda family ruled Kaga Clan and maintained garden over the generations. From its beauty and scale, it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens of feudal lords in Japan. It is truly a very stunning garden during the cherry blossom season. Here, admission is free for up to 2 weeks during this period.

3. Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France

Monet’s Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The garden in France was the property of the founder of French Impressionist painting, Oscar-Claude Monet. These gardens are designed like his paintings. It has vivid patches which are both balanced and messy.

Little slapdash and untamed, he used these flowers as brushstrokes but as a part of well composed design. In this house, the painter lived in French countryside for up to 43 years and cultivated his water and flower gardens carefully. The house and grounds are open for public access from April to December. Snap the pictures of water lilies, visit the property, and visit the nearest Musree des Impressionnismes. It simply owns a great position in this list.

2. Majorelle Garden, Marrakech, Morocco

Spread over 12 acres, the Majorelle Gardens are a botanical garden and the landscape garden located in Marrakech, Morocco. It consists of beautiful cobalt blue accents that can definitely make it simple to differentiate from other botanical gardens. The legendary fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, named the nail polish shade from his lavish cosmetics range after it. Painter Jacques Majorelle created this garden in the 1920s and it has been ranked among the 50 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World by Telegraph and it is among the most amazing tourist destinations here. It also features Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech where its collection has African textiles from the personal collection of Saint-Laurent along with jewelry, ceramics, and paintings from Majorelle.

1. Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Kirstenbosch is the world-renowned national botanical garden in South Africa which is set off the Table Mountain backdrop and Devil’s Peak. It houses over 22000 indigenous plants. This garden is most beautiful for its magnificent environment. Founded in 1913, the garden is known to preserve the unique flora and it was the first botanical garden with its ethos.

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