A garden is an organized area, set for display and amusement in the beauty of plants and other forms of the Mother Nature. Garden is the place for recreation, where people come for pleasure and relaxation. The pure oxygen and refreshing environment helps in energizing the mind. Here we are with most beautiful gardens in the world that one must visit in their lifetime.
10 Sans Souci Park, Potsdam, Germany
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Sans Souci is a park stretching from west Potsdam’s town centre in Germany, surrounding a huge palace. Frederick the Great wanted to stay in a residence where he could stay carefree and that is why he named the palace as Sans Souci Park. Sans Souci is the French word which literally means “without cares”. During its construction Fredrick tried to install a fountain in the park, but in vain. The fountain remained unused for almost 100 years until the discovery of steam engine. The park has a terracing of Vineyard and to mark the connection between fruit, Vegetable and Flower, Goddesses Flora and Pomona were decorated at the entrance.
9 The Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, China
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Recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Master-of-Nets Garden, is situated at Suzhou in China. The garden was designed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and is a residential garden famous as Wangshiyuan in Chinese. The garden has a pond surrounded by pathways and also has a small Pavilion. Piles of yellow stones forming mountains and tiny bridge called the “Leading of Quietude” are some major attractions.
8 Stourhead, Warminster, England
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Stourhead is a 1,072 hectare estate at the source of the river Stour in Warminster, England. There is a mansion called Stourhead House, which is a palladium Mansion, having exquisite art collection and regency Library. Another work of genius is artificially created lake in the park. When the park was first opened, it was described as “a living work of art” by a magazine.
7 Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
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Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild are seven themed gardens surrounding a magnificent villa located at seaside in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in France. Each of the gardens has different themes and the structure of the garden seems like that of ship surrounded by sea on its side. The centre of attraction is the French Garden, with a dancing fountain and a temple of love. The other gardens are Provençal garden, Lapidary Garden, Spanish Garden, Japanese Garden, Florentine Garden, and Exotic Gardens.
6 Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
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Spread in an area of 27 acres, Dumbarton Oaks is a breathtaking garden surrounding an estate. The garden was developed over a period of thirty years by owners Robert Woods Bliss, Mildred Barnes Bliss and Gardener Beatrix Farrand. Around a small blue pool there is a Roman style amphitheatre and the fountain terrace enclosed by stone walls covered with vines.
5 Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy
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A masterpiece of Italian garden is what describes the Villa d’Este garden in Tivoli, Italy. The Villa is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy. It was constructed out of dilapidated monastery by Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este. Among many fountains in the garden most astonishing ones are the Fontana Del Bicchierone, The Rometta Fountain and the Avenue of the Hundred Fountains.
4 Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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It was only after the limestone in the area exhausted; the Butchart Couple filled the land with soil from nearby farms and had an idea of creating a sunken garden in the area. The idea of garden slowly expanded to a 55-acre garden in Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The famous attractions include an Italian garden, a star pond and beautiful Sturgeon Fountain.
3 Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
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Presently acquiring 47 acres of land, Powerscourt Gardens is marked for its house and beautiful garden and was designed in the 18th century. The garden is accompanied by the highest waterfall in the Ireland. The south area of garden has a walled garden, a fish pond, grottos and terraces whereas formal tree plantation lay to the north. Designed walks are framed with cascading terraces and formal landscapes that compliment the Wicklow Mountains.
2 Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England
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Spread in more than 300 acres of the landscaped grounds, Royal Botanic Garden is the largest collection of plants. There are more than 100 things to experience and see at kew gardens. The garden is come under World Heritage Site of UNESCO and has various houses that store and grow plants. The temperate house is the world’s largest Victoria Greenhouse; The waterlily house having a pond and varieties of lilies around it; the palm house that grows and conserves thousands of plants. Among other attractions there is also a treetop walkway to have view from the top.
1 Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
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World’s most famous and beautiful garden, Château de Versailles, was designed by André Le Nôtre on the request of King Louis XIV, in order to magnify the glory of his Palace. It took almost 40 years to bring the garden to present glory. It is said that a lot of earth had to remove to make space for the amenities such as flower beds, the orangeries, the canals and the fountains. The earth was shifted in wheelbarrows by thousands of man working whereas trees were conveyed on the carts from the various parts of the France.