“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.”
- Abram L. Urban
The variety of flowers present in botanical gardens make for a breathtaking sight and make the gardens the perfect destination for flower lovers and nature enthusiasts. In-depth information about your favorite flowers in one place is an advantage understated. Above all, you get a chance to see nature at its glorious best. So, if you want to visit a botanical garden, here is where you must go. Here are some of most beautiful and exotic botanical gardens from around the world that you must definitely visit if you love flowers:
Keukenhof Gardens – The Netherlands
The Keukenhof is the world’s best known spring garden, as famous for its stunning tulips and inspirational displays of color as for its horticultural precision. Keukenhof is unique, world famous and has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands. Every year from March to May, the keaukenhof opens its gates to the public and celebrates spring in all its magnificence. The garden is home to 7 million tulips, which includes special hybrids that have been or are being developed. In fact, Keukenhof’s pride and joy is the truly awe-inspiring Russian black tulip Baba Yaga.
Versailles – France
The famous French landscape designer André Le Nôtre laid out these gardens southwest of Paris in the 17th century at the behest of Louis XIV. The King wanted them to magnify the glory of his palace at Versailles, which was itself a monument to his absolute rule. The 250 acres are riddled with paths that lead to flower beds, quiet corners decorated with classical statuary, ornamental lakes, and a canal that King Louis used for gondola rides. Vast amounts of earth had to be shifted to lay out the flower beds, the Orangerie, the fountains and the Canal.
Butchart Gardens – Canada
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown. Spread over an area of 50 acres, the breathtaking views will surely stun you when you first visit the Butchart Gardens, There’s never a dull season at the Gardens as they are vibrating with flowers of different varieties all throughout the year from summer to the chilly winters.
Jardim Botânico de Curitiba – Brazil
Also known as the “Jardim Botânico Fanchette Rischbieter,” the Botanical Garden of Curitiba is a garden located in the city of Curitiba, the capital of the state of Paraná, and the biggest city in southern Brazil. It is the major tourist attraction of the city, and it houses part of the campus of the Federal University of Paraná. Opened in 1991, Curitiba’s trademark botanical garden was created in the style of French gardens. Once at the portal of entry, extensive gardens in the French style in the midst of fountains may be seen, as well as waterfalls and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which shelters in its interior, copies of characteristic plants from tropical regions. It rolls out its carpet of flowers to the visitor’s right at the entrance. This garden occupies 240.000 m² in area. The principal greenhouse, in an art nouveau style with a modern metallic structure, resembles the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in London. The Botanic Museum, which provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. It includes many botanic species from the moist Atlantic Forests of eastern Brazil.