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The gardens of the Emperors and Nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of temples were designed for contemplation and meditation. All these involve a creative way of designing the landscape with manicured grass, hedges and blooming flowers. However the Japanese have mastered the art of real serene natural gardens surrounding silent ponds and lakes. The Italians have created the rennaisance gardens with sculptures and fountains with the lead from Michael Angelo, though the French have maintained a blend of traditional and modern themes with the best gardens of the world.

Well considering all that is beautiful in outdoor gardening, here are my pick of the best floral and natural gardens of the world.

With the best of regards.


  1. 1. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS OF THE WORLD - these are the real paradise gardens Versailles Palace gardens, 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 Sun King wanted them to magnify the glory of his palace at Versailles, which was itself a monument to his absolute rule. The 250 acres (101 hectares) 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.
  2. 2. THE GREAT ITALIAN RENNAISANCE GARDENS Royal Palace Of Caserta, Italy (Rennaisance Garden) The Reggia di Caserta was built in the eighteenth century for the King of Naples. The tremendously OTT palace and its stunning grounds were modelled on Versailles; hence, it includes dozens of glorious fountains, adorned by beautiful statues straight out of the world of mythology and legend. By far the most intriguing set of statues is the Diana and Acteon Fountain.
  3. 3. Villa
  4. 4. d‘Este, Tivoli, Italy (Rennaisance Garden) The Villa d'Este is a villa in Tivoli, near Rome, Italy. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is a fine example of Renaissance architecture and the Italian Renaissance garden.
  5. 5. Mirabell Palace :The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built about 1606 outside the medieval walls of Salzburg according to Italian and French models, at the behest of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau as a residence for his mistress Salome Alt. When Raitenau was deposed and arrested in 1612, Alt and her family were expelled and the palace received its current name from Italian: mirabile, bella: "amazing", "wonderful". It was rebuilt in a lavish Baroque style from 1710, according to plans designed by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt.
  6. 6. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (or The Huntington) is a ollections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington and located in San Marino, California, in the United States. In addition to the library The property also includes approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical gardens, most notably the Japanese Garden, the Desert Garden, and the Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan). Japanese Park in Huntington Botanical Gardens, California
  7. 7. Desert Garden of Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens Gardens, Pasadena, California
  8. 8. Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem,Germany is a garden in the German capital Berlin, with an area of 43 hectares and around 22,000 different plant species.
  9. 9. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, Amsterdam, Nwetherlands also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse, Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. The Dutch pride themselves to the fact that this is the best garden in the world.
  10. 10. Kenrokuen Gardens, Japan Kenrokuen is considered to be one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens.‖ It was formerly the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle. From the 1620s to 1840s, various rulers added waterfalls, a teahouse, winding paths, streams and bridges. The garden was opened to the public in the 1870s.
  11. 11. The Three Great Gardens of Japan is common concept in Japan where there are other famous items of three including the Three Views of Japan. The significance of the Three Great Gardens of Japan is not that they are the best Japanese gardens, but that they are large scale traditional Japanese gardens. Only two of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, Kenrokuen and Korakuen Garden are designated "Special Places of Scenic Beauty".
  12. 12. Korakuen Garden, Yuishizan Hills, Okayama, Japan
  13. 13. Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan is the most famous Zen garden. Considered to be the best example of the "dry-landscape" garden style, some say itis the quintessence of Zen art, and perhaps the greatest masterpiece of Japanese culture. This Japanese temple is surrounded by low walls, an austere arrangement of fifteen rocks sits on a bed of white gravel. No one knows who laid out this simple garden, or precisely when, but it is today as it from inception till today. Behind the simple temple that overlooks the rock garden is a stone washbasin alled Tsukubai said to have been contributed by Tokugawa Mitsukuni in the 17th century. It bears a simple but profound four-character inscription: "I learn only to be contented."
  14. 14. Butchart Gardens: British Columbia, Canada When Jennie Butchart‘s husband, a manufacturer of Portland cement, told her in 1904 that they‘d exhausted the limestone in the quarry, the door was opened to create what would later become one of Canada‘s notable tourist attractions. The Butchart Gardens near Victoria in British Columbia were created within that disused quarry. Featured here is the Edwardian-style Sunken Garden, with a lake where reflections of multi-colored foliage surrounding it take on a beauty of their own.
  15. 15. Kew Gardens, London The Kew Garden in London ex-iced since 1759 when Princess Augusta, mother of king George III, started developing a 3.6 ha large garden at the White Lodge, Richmond in west London. The whole garden covers an impressive 326 acres. It has more than 50,000 different species of plants. Kew Garden also has some famous buildings such as the Pagoda, the Temperate House and the Palm House. All over the garden there are incredible sights such as the Japanese Gateway, the Waterlily Pond, the Treetop Walkway and Kew Palace. So, you need all day walk in a this amazing garden to explore all the interesting attraction it has.
  16. 16. The Pagoda of Kew Gardens
  17. 17. The Vegetables and fruit Festival. Kew's IncrEdibles festival presens a voyage through the world of edible plants from which we get our food and drink.
  18. 18. Hershey Gardens: Pennsylvania, United States When the chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey decided to create a thing of beauty to be enjoyed by residents of ―his‖ town in Pennsylvania, the result was Hershey Gardens, opened in 1937. A notable feature is the Butterfly House, home to hundreds of North American butterflies, in which visitors can observe the entire life cycle of the butterfly from egg to adult.
  19. 19. The Butterfly house of Hershey Gardens provide shelter to hundreds of North American butterflies depicting complete lifecycle of important species.
  20. 20. Herrenhausen Gardens ,Hannover,Germany in Lower Saxony is home to one of Europe's most beautiful parks – Electress Sophie of Hannover's Royal Gardens at Herrenhausen. Work on the Great Garden, the baroque centrepiece, began in 1666. It was laid out in its present form under Electress Sophie of Hannover between 1696 and 1714. The ornamental box trees in the parterre and 30,000 summer flowers present a picture of neat, ordered nature. Snow-white sandstone sculptures add gravitas to the plantings: a club-swinging Hercules guards the central axis while Venus and a cherub keep an eye on proceedings. The baroque garden boasts many other rarities and superlatives, including the grand cascade from around 1670 – one of the gardens' oldest surviving structures – and the tallest garden fountain in Europe at 82 metres.
  21. 21. Suan Nong Nooch, Thailand The Suan Nong Nooch Garden was opened in 1980. It was called by Miss Nong Nooch, who thought that that place in Thailand is excellent for an amazing garden. The Nong Nooch Pardise has many beautiful gardens, featuring the largest variety of Palm‘s and Cycad‘s in the world, along with the greatest selection of Orchid‘s in Thailand. There are also a lot of interesting shows, which will take your breath.These are the best manicured landscaped gardens.
  22. 22. The Million Year stone Park, Pattaya, Thailand
  23. 23. Scintillating artistry with garden pots.
  24. 24. Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China Yuyuan Garden is built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). In English Yuyuan Garden translates to the ‗Garden of Contentment‘, and you will experience pleasure when you will explore it.
  25. 25. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation – Scotland garden is based on mathematics and science mixed with nature and man-made lakes. It is made by Charles Jencks and his late wife Maggie in Portrack House, Dumfries, Scotland in 1989. The
  26. 26. Hidcote Manor Garden, UK Johnston‘s influential 20th century garden promoting the idea of garden rooms, beautifully designed with hedged compartments to protect his plants *Ninfa, Italy — a romantic ruin garden created by three generations of women, with water everywhere. Achieved with artful care, so that it seems almost natural.
  27. 27. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Coral Gables, Florida In Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden conserve and teach a lot of tropical plants. The garden‘s Center for Tropical Plant Conservation has conserved many group of plants from different places like South Florida, the Caribbean, Oceanic Islands, tropical Africa and Madagascar. The Garden is also the laeding centar of palm research. It research palms for about 70 years.
  28. 28. Jardim Botânico de Curitiba – Brazil ("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 houses part of the campus of the Federal University of Paraná. Opened in 1991, Curitiba's 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, & 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.
  29. 29. A walk through some mesmerizing giant palm trees.
  30. 30. THE PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.
  31. 31. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – Minnesota, US The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is Minnesota's centerpiece attraction. The Spoonbridge and Cherry, has become a Minnesota icon. Claes Oldenburg known for his ingenious, oversized renditions of ordinary objects, and Coosje van Bruggen, his wife had already created a number of public sculptures, including the Batcolumn in Chicago, when they were asked to design a fountain-sculpture for the planned Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The spoon had appeared as a motif in a number of Oldenburg's drawings and plans over the years, inspired by a novelty item (a spoon resting on a glob of fake chocolate) he had acquired in 1962. Eventually the utensil emerged--in humorously gigantic scale--as the theme of the Minneapolis project. Van Bruggen contributed the cherry as a playful reference to the Garden's formal geometry, which reminded her of Versailles and the exaggerated dining etiquette Louis XIV imposed there.
  32. 32. Akshardam Temple Garden, Delhi, India –Serene Garden
  33. 33. The Bahai Gardens in Haifa, Israel
  34. 34. Singapore Botanical Gardens –Flower dome (Singapore‘s Giant greenhouse Park)
  35. 35. Super Solar Powered trees amongst the Marina Bay garden Greenery, Singapore
  36. 36. Flower Dome, at Singapore Marina Bay (a giant greenhouse)