Finding the balance between urban and rural in big cities is quite difficult. People spend their everyday lives closed in a concrete jungle, working in big closed offices and tall buildings. In their free time, many people love going back to nature. City parks and botanical gardens are a great way to do that. They contain emblematic flora and fauna, and they are also a great attraction for tourists and people crossing the city.
Here are five of the most beautiful gardens in the world you should definitely consider visiting:
Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks is a magnificent and colourful historic estate located in the neighbourhood of Georgetown. There is an enormous residence and a giant garden on the territory of this estate, filled with unique and quite rare flowers and trees. When you walk through this garden, you can just feel the history of this old and respectable place. The first orangery was built there at the beginning of the 19th century, and it’s still there nowadays. There is the Fountain Terrace, a lover’s lane and a Roman-style amphitheatre on the territory of this estate, which is built around a small, but very colourful pool. It’s a perfect place to spend your summer days.
Château de Versailles (France)
This is also a gorgeous historic garden, which is even older than the first one I mentioned. The Château de Versailles was created during the reign of Louis XIV in the 17th century. The creator of this masterpiece was the famous landscape designer Andre Le Notre who managed to increase the palace’s glory in Versailles even more. He managed to create beautiful paths in more than 100 hectares of land, quiet corners, and one of a kind ornamental lakes. All of this is surrounded by beautiful flower beds and shrubs, which blossom every summer. There’s even an extensive and well-maintained canal used for gondola rides back in the day. This is something you need to see.
Villa d’Este (Italy)
This garden is situated in a city in Italy called Tivoli. The history of this estate dates back to the Renaissance when the cardinal decided to turn the old and quite abandoned Benedictine monastery into a beautiful villa. This is considered one of the most amazing gardens and fountain complexes globally, which recently was listed by UNESCO for its beauty and long history. This is one of Italy’s most amazing places to visit. There are more than a hundred fountains, which are surrounded by beautiful and colourful flowers. Just to die for.
Bundella flower garden (Australia)
Bundella is a lovely city, situated in the middle part of Australia. Despite the challenging and hot climate, there is a stunning flower garden there, which looks like an oasis in the middle of the desert. You can see many beautiful paths filled with rose shrubs and other relatively rare flowers for this region. There are also some quite old buildings, small fountains and bird baths for the feathered visitors of the place. Nowadays many couples choose this magical place for their weddings or anniversaries. A professional gardening services company maintains this place in excellent condition at all times.
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (England)
This lovely garden is situated just about 16 kilometres from the capital London. It spreads on more than 130 hectares, and a specific feature of the gardens are the greenhouses, which contain different rare and hard to grow plants. There is a Bonsai House, which includes bonsai trees, which are more than 150 years old. Most of the buildings there are built in a Victorian style. There you can also see baobab trees, vanilla orchids and many other rare plants. This is something you can see once in a lifetime!