You might not realise it, but trends for the type of garden people have varies across the world. It is easy to assume that most gardens look and feel the same (trees, flowers, greenery), but that is not the case at all. Even when you look at small gardens in people’s homes you see different trends for styles across the globe.
If you enjoy gardens and want to see some amazing sights then these 5 gardens from across the world are well worth a visit on your backpacking jaunts.
1. Promenade Gardens, Georgetown, GUYANA
This might seem like a surprise entry on this list but it was inspiring. Pretty gardens and not another person in sight. I stuck it shyly in my top 16 for Georgetown but it’s now made this list too.
2. Butchart Gardens, Victoria, CANADA
These gardens (based in Victoria BC) are a UNESCO Heritage Site and probably one of the most well known gardens in the world. The garden itself was designed back in 1904 and has kept much of its design the same throughout this time. Although the design has stayed much the same, it has grown over time and now features just over 1 million flowers. No wonder 1 million people visit the Butchart Gardens every year.
3. Keukenhof Gardens, NETHERLANDS
Known as the ‘Garden of Europe’ these gardens based in Lisse, Netherlands really do need to be seen to be believed. It takes up over 79 acres of space and boasts over 7 million bulbs. With such numbers (all hand-planted each year) it is no surprise that this park is considered the world’s largest flower garden. It now as near 750,000 visitors each year!
4. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries, SCOTLAND
You’ll have to be quick if you want to visit these gardens in Dumfries, Scotland as they are only open to the public one day a year. These private gardens boast more than just flowers and plants. They have also incorporated a number of features with mathematics, science and natural twists. All of these are designed to add something a little different to the garden so it is well worth a visit. Although they are only open one day a year, all the money raised from this day goes to charity so you’ll be helpful a worthwhile cause too!
5. Gardens of Versailles, FRANCE
These French gardens take up almost 2000 acres of space just west of the Palace in Versailles. With over 50 water features alongside 210,000 flowers and 200,00 trees the gardens are something that really need to be seen to be believed. These gardens are one of the most popular places to visit in France, with 6 million people a year flocking here. When the weather is lovely, these gardens really are a joy to be seen.
These are some of the most famous gardens in the world but that doesn’t mean that they are the only ones worth seeing. Have a lot on websites such as House Trip for ways to visit the gardens you would like without breaking the bank.
Lots of national parks have displays worth checking out and so do many museums. Have a look online before you travel somewhere to see what outdoor spaces are worth exploring, you’re bound to find loads of gardens that are well worth a visit.