Gardens have been an integral part of human life for centuries, acting as sources of food and medicine as well as providing respite from the chaos of everyday life. Over time, some gardens have even become famous for their exquisite beauty. These gardens are much more than a collection of flowers; their intricate statues and colorful displays create a unique charm that keeps visitors coming back for more. Whether you’re a nature lover or just so happen to be traveling to one of these locations, read on to learn more about some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Known as the “Garden of Europe,” the Keukenhof Gardens are home to over 7 million flowers including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and more. The garden has over 800 tulip varieties and covers a total area of 79 acres. Visitors can take boat tours, ride bikes, or stroll along designated walking paths while enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
Gardens of Versailles, France
The Garden of Versailles was Commissioned by King Louis XIV in the 17th century and is famous for its symmetry and meticulous landscaping. The garden has 55 fountains, 600 jets of water, and 372 statues, which, together, create a sense of magnificence and grandeur. Entry to the gardens is free from November to March, and guided tours are available for those interested in seeing more of the estate.
Butchart Gardens, Canada
This garden in British Columbia features an extraordinary display of colorful blooms and blossoms. Its 55 acres feature a mix of Japanese, Italian, and English-style gardens, though Butchat’s pièce de résistance is its sunken garden, an abandoned quarry now filled with trees and over 150 flower beds.