Summer is Here! Time to Visit these 7 spectacular Gardens

For the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer! And what a way to celebrate the season by visiting these world-renowned gardens.

Gardens of Versailles

The French wonder, set up in the XVIIth century, quickly became the main example of a true royal residency. The spectacular gardens spread over 800 hectares, the beautiful palace, and the Grand Canal are all reasons to visit France during the warmer time of the year. The gardens consist of the Orangerie with its tropical trees, the numerous fountains, the Canal and other sites. You could ask what is so special about them? The problem could be putting the beauty of the place into words. We can simply recommend going there, walking around the palace with the sun shining and birds chirping. Also, if you plan to go to Paris or somewhere where you can see the Versailles, check whether you’ll have a chance to see the fountain water show. A truly incredible experience that we want to recommend to everyone.

Wilanów Gardens

The baroque residence of the king Jan III Sobieski, Wilanów Palace and Gardens are a magnificent place all citizens know. The site brings many tourists, but it also attracts the Varsovians, who want to escape the city. After King Jan III Sobieski’s death, the next owners expanded and rebuilt the spectacular gardens around the palace. Today, while taking a walk around them, you will be able to see the two-level baroque garden, the neo-renaissance rose garden, and two landscape parks – English and English-Chinese. Thanks to that, the Wilanów Gardens are a rather rare spot to see the differences between those styles in one place. Our recommendation? Go for a walk and sit on a bench by the river. It will calm you down in a way nothing in the city ever will.

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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Moving to Asia, we would like to put the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden on your bucket list. One of the youngest on the list, opened only 38 years ago, it enchants with its tropical plants and magnificent beauty. Originally, the land owners wanted to develop it for a fruit plantation but changed their minds. They decided to plant the tropical trees and plants and make the land a wildlife conservation project. Right now, the garden is not only a tourist spot but also a big scientific centre with a focus on the cycads. What’s more, the park has not yet been completed and is spreading over 500 acres. Also, the place is used for elephant shows, conferences and more. We truly think that if you are a fan of nature, you should definitely check out this place, as it is a winner of numerous awards and one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

Keukenhof Gardens

Going back to Europe, we have one of the world’s largest flower gardens – Keukenhof. It is located in the Netherlands, the country of flowers. Originally, the grounds of Keukenhof had been the place of flower hybrids’ exhibitions. That was supposed to help the Netherlands’ flower export in 1949. Now, visitors can see over 7 million flowers growing on the 32 hectares of the garden. We recommend checking the date of the Flower Parade, as it is the most spectacular day of the year for the Keukenhof – the parade with the flower statues. Be careful, however, because to enter the Keukenhof Gardens, you need to be in Lisse between mid-March and mid-May. Another interesting fact? Keukenhof is the largest garden in the world, where people themselves plant flowers every year. Did we convince you?

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Kew Gardens

London is not only the industrial capital of Europe. It is also home to one of the biggest botanic gardens in the world. Kew Gardens are a magnificent tourist attraction and a botanic science centre. You will find thousands of different plants, a herbarium with millions of plant specimens, and a grand library. The tourist attraction in these spectacular Gardens? We can recommend the Treetop Walkway, which will take you for 200 metres long walk 18 metres above the ground. The corridor is covered with perforated metal, and it swings with the wind. Another attraction worth mentioning is the Sackler Crossing Bridge, built in 2006 directly above the lake in the Gardens. Also, if you are interested, you may find a compost heap, which the tourists have no access to, but they can use the platform near to look at it going through its’ cycles. We recommend the Kew Gardens, especially because of their beautiful collection of plants and the magnificent library.  

Gardens by the Bay

Now, let’s talk about the spectacular garden of Singapore. Gardens by the Bay is a complex of futuristic gardens that follow the Singaporean idea of creating a city in the garden. The Gardens consist of two parts: The South Bay and The East Bay. You may also see two conservatories in the Gardens, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. Both of them are next to each other. They are also divided inside. The Flower Garden consists of seven different gardens with numerous Medittarean plants inside them. On the other hand, the Cloud Forest is a tall building with multiple levels with different themes. However, what the Gardens are the most known for is the Supertree Grove. It is a space with tree-like constructions that is the Gardens’ engine. The vertical gardens are so globally recognizable that creators of the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” used them as an inspiration for one of the planets in the film.

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Desert Botanical Garden

This Garden differs from the others because it doesn’t collect all of the plants from all of the different climates. The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, is a place that contains different types of plants that you can see while walking around the desert or in that type of climate. The garden, or a museum, offers a few options for visitors. The three most important ones? Desert Discovery Trail, Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Trail and Sonoran Desert Nature Trail. The first one allows the visitors to get to know all of the different types of plants of this climate worldwide. Plants & People Trail will familiarize you with the ways people used these plants for food, construction, basket making, etc. The third one, Sonoran Desert Nature, will take your breath away with the view of the mountains, deserts, plants and animals altogether. We recommend this place fully as it is a magnificent occasion to get to know the area’s flora that doesn’t necessarily bring to mind the picture rich in different plants.

As you can see, many places in the world will allow you to experience nature and its beauty. Wherever you are, we are sure that you will be glad to see one of the places we talked about during our travels. Sometimes all we need is to sit under a tree and contemplate.

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