For many, city life is incredible. From theater to music, museums to five-star restaurants, people crave the movement of a large city’s inner workings. However, no matter where you prefer to live, nature is something that intrigues us all.
Botanical gardens are a beautiful sight, a gorgeous maze of flora and fauna, trees and lakes, exotic and native plants. In many, there are a plethora of different types of environments, be it a desert, a rainforest, wild temperate woods, and more. Most who visit their local botanical garden are mesmerized by the beauty of nature, and may wonder: what else can I see? What other exotic and charming plant can I run into on this maze of trees and perennials? Wonder no more: here are seven incredible botanic gardens around the world that should go right to the top of your bucket list.
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Adelaide Botanical Garden is truly a botanical feat. With an oasis of lush greenery, travelers can see and visit majestic architecture such as the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. This luscious garden with both a rainforest environment and an incredible rose garden sees over a million visitors every year. In beautiful, bustling Adelaide this verdant paradise will become a tranquilizing getaway from all the lights and sounds of a big city.
This medieval castle is home to one of Europe’s most intricate botanical gardens. Located in South Tyrol in Northern Italy, the Trauttmansdorff Castle can boast of over 80 separate landscapes, from oak forests to olive gardens, vineyards, desert-like conditions, and a lovely waterlily and lotus speckled pond. With a mountainscape surrounding many types of flora and fauna, this once-in-a-lifetime expedition is nothing short of breathtaking. To top it off, the castle itself is a wonder to behold. You will truly lose yourself – and perhaps stay lost – at this magnificent landmark.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Located in Brooklyn, New York, this hidden garden is a beautiful, lush masterpiece inside a famously busy city. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden covers 52-acres and it is truly a verdant treasure in a city of steel and brick. Each year, it kicks off an incredible summer season with a cherry blossom festival known as Sakura Matsuri, with a “Cherry watch” for web visitors to keep close track of blooming cherry blossom trees. With the largest display of Bonsai trees outside of Japan and over a thousand kinds of rose, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn will make you wish you lived in-house.
Exotic Garden of Monaco
The French-speaking nation of Monaco has much to offer visitors, from gorgeous coastlines to thriving city life and culture. Opened in the early 1930s, the Exotic Garden of Monaco is a winding garden of African and Arabic succulents, bright flora and fauna, and powerful cacti. Visitors seem to enjoy getting lost in this maze, especially when they end up in the site’s ancient limestone cave. [Read More…]