Summer is only a few months away, which is why you might start thinking about your next travel destination. And, among all the museums, monuments, galleries, and attractions that you can see, you may also want to visit some of the attractions that tourists often overlook – flower gardens.
Flowers, also known as botanical gardens, feature a stunning collection of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees that are cared for by landscape experts, as well as other botanical specialists. Most of these sites exist for conservation and research, and some of the best have lush greenery, beautiful views, and some very vibrant colors.
LOCATION: VERSAILLES, FRANCE
You could say this particular garden was fit for a king, and when you consider the fact that it was commissioned by Louis XIV – a king renowned for his need for luxury – it makes perfect sense as to why it is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. world. When you look at some of the pictures, you will notice that no detail is missed.
It stretches across 250 acres – don’t forget your hiking boots if you plan to visit it – and it’s literally lined with winding paths that lead to various flower beds, there are several ornamental lakes you can enjoy viewing, and don’t forget your camera, You have to photograph all the fountains, plants and states.
LOCATION: LISSE, NETHERLANDS
This lively and very colorful place is also known as the Garden of Europe and you should know that this oasis of flowers is the largest the world has to offer. There are more than seven species of tulips, as well as various water hyacinths and daffodils that adorn this 80-acre park.
Keep in mind, this place is open from March to the end of May, therefore, if you really want to visit this enchanting and stunning place, you should know that the best time to see it is April, especially as all the flowers are in full bloom. is blooming. Once there, you can also enjoy a meal or coffee at the various restaurants and coffee shops, all of which have stunning views.
FIELD OF POWER
LOCATION: ENNISKERRY, IRELAND
If Dublin is your next vacation destination, you should know that you can drive a 40-minute drive through the Wicklow Mountains, where you’ll find one of the world’s most stunning terraces, as well as the Palladian Villa, which dates back to the 18th century.
It is 47 hectares wide and once there, you will be able to see some stunning gardens, ponds, flowers, trees, waterfalls and ornamental lakes, all of which are carefully located in the mountain basin. There are various shops you can visit there, including The Acova Cafe which offers people the chance to try some homely Irish dishes.
LOCATION: VICTORIA, CANADA
By walking around this place, it can be said that you will be mesmerized by the natural beauty of this amazingly designed field. Also known as the “Garden City”, it is open year-round and occupies 135 hectares. You will be able to see some amazing flower displays that will take your breath away.
It was commissioned by Jennie Butchart whose vision is to completely transform and expand into the land she owns. Keep in mind, this place has more than 650 species of plants, all of which bloom from March to October, therefore, you can plan your vacation during any month.
LOCATION: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Not all flowers have to be colorful and vibrant, therefore, if you are interested in seeing cacti and succulents like those featured at the Succulent Market, you should definitely visit this amazing place. And, when you consider the fact that this field is teeming with over 16,500 species of desert plants, you’ll want to take a look.
This ‘oasis’ is spread over 140-acres, however, 55-acres are cultivated, which means that you will need a guide to take you on a look at the different types of cacti, succulents, and agave. It also has a 2-acre wildflower exhibit, which means you get to catch a glimpse of some of the colors.