Awe is nature and what better showmanship of nature at our behest than that of botanical gardens. Here are some of the botanical gardens that are worth the visit from all over the globe. Stretching to the east of the 17th century Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Tokyo to Brookyln Botanic Garden’s thousands of rose species these botanical gardens are worth the time and visit.
Amid the cosmopolitan busy schedule life, it is impossible not to love the peaceful aura of nature. As human beings that are in itself a part of nature, visiting a botanical garden is a great way to come close to Mother Nature. Let us take a look at seven best botanical gardens around the world that are worth the visit both for the soul to rejuvenise ourselves.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City
One of the oldest Japanese-inspired gardens in the US, this botanical garden has a variety of plant attractions and different species of roses on display. In addition it also has a stunning view of a hill and pond garden making it a perfect getaway from all the hula-hoops.
Claude Monet Foundation, Giverny, France
Located in one of the most romantic cities in the world, this botanical garden boasts of an impressive flower and water garden along with the Claude Monet house. The interiors of the house which were painted from the French artist’s own palette. The Claude Monet Foundation named after the artist himself has two sets of gardens, one water-themed and the other, of greeneries and flowers.
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden or Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro
Another historical botanical garden, known to have been founded by King John VI of Portugal. This botanical garden blooms with the vivid richness of the Brazilian flora and fauna. In all approximation this botanical garden houses around 6,500 species of greeneries.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Located in UK’s capital, London, this 250-year-old garden became a UNESCO World Heritage in the year 2003. Recognized as one of the World heritages this botanical garden offers an amazing landscape and is widely known for its large orchids, dome-shaped temples, a tree-top walkway and a 19th-century glasshouse.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Portugal
Another garden having an element of the east, such as that of the Chinese and Japanese elements, this botanical garden was opened in 1991. It also at includes one of the most important tile collections in Portugal, some of which are ages old. With the eastern elements this botanical garden also included many mythological animals and Buddhist sculptures.
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo
Build in the early Edo Period from 1600-1867, this 17th century botanical garden in Koishikawa, Tokyo also has a combination of both Chinese and Japanese botanical themes. It also features many varieties of trees.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
A botanical garden cum eatery garden the Royal Botanical Gardens is located in the heart of Sydney. It is also one of the oldest scientific institutions in Australia, featuring four main gardens, large wooded lawn areas and also a bookshop.