The theme of gardening fascinates many people, both, men and women, which is the main reason we’ve created this ranking of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It’s based on the gardens report by two great botanical and gardening journalists, Rory Stuart and Monty Don.
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10. Mirabell Gardens – Salzburg, Austria
A classical European garden in the style of Versailles and Tuilleries which sees the splendid Mirabell Palace in the center. Together they all form a historical monument of the cultural heritage of the splendid Salzburg, the historic center of which is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The garden, created together with the palace in 1609 and redesigned in 1690, is full of marvelous marble sculptures, fountains, and absolutely unique floral compositions.
9. Butchart Gardens – Brentwood Bay, Canada
This garden is one of the most beautiful expanses of plants and trees in the world, boasting uninterrupted flowering thanks to more than 1 million bedding plants and 900 varieties of colorful flowers. It’s considered one of Canada’s historic sites with over 1 million tourists visiting it every year.
8. Royal Botanic Gardens – Melbourne, Australia
These world-renowned botanical gardens are located near the center of Melbourne, on the banks of the Yarra River. They are spread over approximately 0.4 square kilometers and the park includes kids’ playgrounds, different types of walking paths, and an observatory. Also, special events related to the theme of nature and plants are organized.
7. Dubai Miracle Garden – Dubai, UAE
Looking at these gardens feels like Alice in Wonderland. With over 45 million flowers, the Dubai Miracle Gardens are considered the largest gardens in the world and are built practically on the desert which is why the designers had to take numerous precautions, such as lining the perimeters with trees that shelter from the wind. The gardens are closed during the summer due to adverse weather.
6. Ji Chang Yuan – Jiangsu, China
This 16th-century garden, located inside the Xihui Park, is quite unique for being a garden of illusion. Although it covers only a little more than an acre, it’s designed to give an impression of depth, width, and height. There is even an artificial rock mountain that looks like a natural part of the landscape.
5. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden – Pattaya, Thailand
This garden expands on over 4,047 square meters, it’s divided into many small gardens. and is home to the largest variety of orchids in Thailand. There is also an area suitable for preserving the cycad species, which are on the verge of extinction.
4. Bagh-e Fin – Kashan, Iran
Completed in 1590, this historic Persian garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran. The whole garden extends over 2.3 hectares and the main courtyard is surrounded by walls with 4 circular towers. The garden features the typical “Chahar Bagh” design, with Koran-inspired streams of water describing heaven as a land where 2 rivers meet.
3. Keukenhof Garden – Lisse, The Netherlands
A few kilometers south of Amsterdam, we find this wonderful garden with over 75,000 tulips displayed in more than 600 varieties. It’s one of the most colorful gardens in the world and second-largest only to the Dubai Miracle Garden.
2. Gardens of Versailles – France
The historic gardens of the Palace of Versailles are among the most impressive in Europe. They cover approximately 8 square kilometers of land and are mostly designed in the classic French style, according to which the gardens are as important as the palace. Over 6 million people visit these gardens every year.
1. Hunter Valley Gardens – Pokolbin, Australia
Again in Australia, this time we look at the Hunter Valley Gardens. They take the first place and are divided into 10 gardens in very different styles, from the Indian Mosaic Garden to the Formal Garden. Covering over 0.24 square kilometers, these gardens amaze with their colors, scents, sensations, and over 8 km of paths to fully experience the thrill of this magnificent place.