There are numerous gardens in various countries that are maintained and decked for tourists’ attraction. People’s opinion may differ regarding which are the best among them. However, reading about some of the top gardens in the world would make the classification much easier.
1. Butchart Gardens, British Columbia
It is the former site of Portland cement and its transformation into a garden began in early 20th century. At present, it extends over 55 acres and houses 700 different plants.
2. Chateau de Versailles
It is an art piece of Andre Le Notre and is spread across 250 acres of expanse. It is interspersed with riddling paths, flower beds, ornamental lakes and classical statuaries. It also has the canal that was used by King Louis for Gondola rides.
3. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
This garden certainly has the characteristics of being among the top gardens in the world. It is situated at the northern end of Georgetown, which is one of the most luxurious neighborhoods of Washington. Fountain Terrace with vines that tumble down it and Lovers’ Lane along an amphitheatre, which comprises of a deep blue pool characterise the garden.
4. Master of Nets Garden, China
This Chinese garden commemorates Song Dynasty. It has subtle arrangement of halls, music rooms, pavilions, waterside perches and winsome bamboo groves that offer natural harmony.
5. Powerscourt Gardens, Ireland
The grand Palladian villa along with its shaded ponds and formal walled gardens constitute the 47 acres of this amazing garden. The arbours, garden pavilions, grounds, parks and waterfalls are inspired by French, German and Italian estates and gardens.
6. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Temperate House, which is the largest Victorian greenhouse in the World, Bonsai House, has trees more than 1½ century old. Palm House, which is used for growing vanilla orchids and baobab trees under 10 climatic zones and other greenhouses feature it among the top gardens in the world.
7. Sanssouci, Germany
It is a splendid rococo palace that was built by Frederick the Great as a place where he could spend his summers without care. A Chinese teahouse and decorative statues intersperse the garden.
8. Stourhead, Warminster
Temple of Apollo and Pantheon are two of the classical buildings re-created in Stourhead gardens for Henry Hoare II. The gardens and structures exemplify the genteel past of the area.
9. Villa D’Este, Italy
It is one of the 31 historical and artistic sites in Italy. Fontana del Bicchierone and Rometta are the two most enchanting fountains in the premises of the Villa D’Este. It is the result of renovation of a crumbling Benedictine monastery.
10. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild gardens, France
There are seven themed gardens that include French gardens, Provencal gardens, lapidary garden, Florentine garden, Japanese garden, Spanish garden and exotic gardens. A pool dotted with lily pads, a dancing fountain, Temple of Love, massive sculptures, olive trees and lavenders can be enjoyed in these gardens.
Besides the top gardens in the world discussed above, there are hundreds of wonderful gardens across the world.