Having a walk through the beautiful garden is undeniably the most special feeling you can sense. You will be in love with the delicacy of nature when you see yourself in the envelope of blossoms. It adds livelihood, comfort, joy, and tranquility to your life.
Following are some of the most wonderful and beautiful gardens around the world.
1. Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan
One of Japan’s three famous gardens, Kenrokuen Garden is like a retreat of harmony and serenity in Ishikawa including Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito. Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is believed to be the finest example of amazing Japanese Gardens.
The breathtaking beauty is at its peak when the Cherry Blossom time hits in the Spring. The entry is for free at this time for two weeks.
Opening Hours: 7 am to 6 pm (8 am to 5 pm from Oct. 16 to end of Feb.)
- Adults – 310 yen
- Children (6 to 18 years old) – 100 yen
- Seniors of 65 years age or plus – Free (ID required)
2. Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, France
It is among the most magnificent and largest gardens in the world. It covers approximately 2,000 acres. More than 6 million visitors visit this magnificent garden each year. There are hundreds of acres of flower beds; canals spread over 35 km, with 372 statues and 600 fountains.
With an immense number of 200000 trees and more than 210000 flowering plants, this makes the garden even more special. All statues here portray mythological characters including Ceres, Saturn, Flora, Cupid, and Neptune. In 1979, UNESCO recognized the garden of Versailles as a world heritage site.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 8 am–8:30 pm, except on Monday, hours might differ.
- For kids until 18 years old and for European Union residents under 26 (student card) – Free
- A Guided tour is free for children under 10 years old.
- Important – The entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month from November to March.
- The price also depends on your visit
- The price is €15 for adult/free: 18-25 years old (student card proof) and 0-18 years old respectively.
- The Passeport tickets cost: €18
- During the days of Musical Fountains and Gardens shows (week-end from 1st April to 31th October): Costs €25.
3. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, New York
This garden is set in the area of 52 acres which is in the heart of a major metropolis. The garden is noted for its 200 cherry trees, which is a pleasure to see during the month-long blossom festival.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 8 am–6 pm; timings might differ on Sunday and on Monday the garden is closed.
- For Adults – $15 for adults
- Seniors (65 plus) – $8
- Students (12+ with ID) – $8
- Children under 12 – Free.
4. Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona
The desert botanical in the Phoenix city of Arizona displays us the vast collection of beautiful arid-land plants. With 139 species and higher than 21,000 desert plants this garden cover a space of 140 acres.
1350 different varieties of cactus plants are located here. In every springtime, the desert garden is crowded with beautiful butterflies. You will also see lots of benches and fountains in the gardens.
Opening Hours: Every day from 8 am–11 pm; On Sunday, hours might differ and closed on Public Holidays (Christmas Day and Thanksgiving day).
- General Admission – Ranges from $24.95 – $29.95
- Children 3 – 17 (Daytime) – Ranges from $12.95 – $15.95
- Children under 3 – FREE
- Members – FREE
- Active Military Personnel – FREE (with valid government ID for General Admission only)
5. Gardens of Chateau de Villandry, Indre-et-Loire, France
With a merger of 6 wonderful gardens, Chateau de Villandry in Indre-et-Loire of France is extremely popular. The splendid garden is subdivided into six galleries. The upper deck is of Sun garden and other of the water garden, continuing to it is a showy garden and the lower deck contains herb garden. It symbolizes eternity.
The sun terrace is encircled by lime trees with a sun-shaped pool in the middle of the garden with beautiful lawn spaces and fountains.
Opening Hours: Every day from 9 am–6 pm; on Monday – 9 am–5:30 pm and on Monday hours might differ.
- Chateau and gardens: 9 to 11 euros
- Gardens only: 5 to 7 euros
Groups (Minimum 15 people):
- Chateau and gardens: 7.5 to 8.5 euros
- Gardens only: 4.5 to 5,5 euros
6. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya City, Thailand
The Nong Nooch botanical garden is a public attraction for tourist in Pattaya City of Thailand. With a space of 500-acre botanical garden consist of the largest collection of flowers all over the world.
It consists of more than 670 native species. Noong Nooch has a symmetrical shape. The bonsai, palm, ferns, orchids, and cactus are spread all over the garden in separate sections.
Perfectly trimmed shrubs are also something to catch to the eye. Noong Nooch botanical garden also represents the Thai culture, fishing pond, car museum, and elephant show for the tourists. You will enjoy elephant riding, cycling, and boat paddling here.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 8 am–5 pm
- Tickets adult Baht – 350
- Child Baht – 250
7. Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Comprises a full area of 80 acres, Keukenhof is amongst the world’s largest flower gardens. The garden is merely open between March and May.
About 7 million planted each year with wonderful spring flowers and you will find tulips, for which the Lisse, Netherland is acknowledged for.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 8 am–7:30 pm; Hours might differ on Sunday, Monday, and Friday
- Adults – € 18
- Children (aged 0 to 3) – Free
- Children (aged 4 to 11) – € 8
- Combi-ticket (entrance + travel from Amsterdam) – € 30
8. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
With a space of 326 acres, the beautiful magnificent botanic garden is in the Kew district of London. Around More than 50000 different species you will come to look here.
The famous garden is too known as a world heritage site. Besides its charm, you can explore greenhouses, art galleries, and climatic zones.
Opening Hours: Open every day from 10:00 am–7:00 pm; Hours might differ on Monday and Friday
- Adults – £17.75*/£16.
- Children (4–16) – £4.
- Children under 4 – Free.
- Concessions £15.50*/£14. * Includes a voluntary donation.