The 100 most beautiful gardens and city parks of the world

The most beautiful gardens in the world

There is no creator in the world more gifted than nature, who has created truly amazing and beautiful masterpieces all over the world. While observing the natural beauties is simply breathtaking, parks and gardens created by human hands deserve no less admiration.

Today botanical gardens, small parks and giant palace and park complexes created by talented gardeners or designers are available to millions of people from all over the world. Some representatives of the garden art are presented in our article.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens

Location: London. United Kingdom.

The area of Kew Gardens is more than 130 hectares. This huge complex of greenhouses and gardens was founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, mother of King George III.

The Kew Gardens are incredibly beautiful gardens, designed in the classic English style, are astonishing in the number of plant species represented: there are about 50,000 of them. There are also some famous buildings considered landmarks, such as the Pagoda, the Palm House, the Water Lily House, and the Alpine Lodge. And there are some incredible structures – the largest compost heap in Europe and the famous alley above the treetops.


Keukenhof Gardens.

Every spring the gardens attract tourists and visitors from all over the world with their unique beauty. In this colorful piece of paradise, more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths bloom. Visitors can enjoy the beauty and then relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes in the Köckenhof Gardens. Sea excursions and bike rides are also popular here.

Suan Nong Nooch.

Xuan Nong Nooch. The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World

The garden was founded in 1980. Owned by the Nong Nooch family, the garden is an unusual little paradise for tourists. This beautiful exotic garden has the largest private collection of plants in general, and palm trees in particular. In addition, visitors to Suan Nong Nuch can admire the various species of orchids, which blossom just takes your breath away. Here you will also be offered a variety of shows and spectacular events, Ms. Nong Nooch even has a show with elephants.

Versailles Gardens

Gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles, the pearl of the beautiful palace complex. Louis XIV founded this garden in 1661. It was designed in the classical French style by the landscape architect André Le Nôtre. The garden covers an area of 800 hectares.

The Garden of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year more than 6 million tourists visit the garden to admire its beauty. In the garden in the warmer months there are beautiful fountains, each of which is a work of art.

Butchart Garden

Butchart Gardens

Location: Ontario. Canada

This garden (Butchart Gardens) is the brainchild of Robert Pym Butchart and his wife Jenny. They moved to Owen Sound, Ontario to explore the region’s rich limestone deposits. The couple’s passion for gardening began with a small front garden that later became a well-known international tourist destination.

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Gardens

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Founded in 1937 by the Arizona Cactus and native flora enthusiasts, the garden now has no fewer than 21,000 plant species, including 139 rare or endangered plants. The garden is considered a source of pride for Phoenix residents and is a popular tourist destination in the region.

Yu Yuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Yu Yuan Garden is a famous classic Chinese garden. The garden was completed in 1577 by a Ming Dynasty officer named Pan Yunduan. He built the garden to please his father, but he did not live to see the nearly 20 years of construction completed. The name of the garden means “joy” or “leisurely rest” in Chinese.

The garden is only 4 hectares in size, but the number of attractions it contains is not proportional to its size. Each corner is a little piece with examples of Chinese culture.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Coral Gables

The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is home to a huge variety of tropical plant species. Here you can find specimens of plant groups brought from different places around the globe, such as South Florida, oceanic islands, tropical Africa, the Caribbean, and Madagascar.

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The garden is home to a leading palm research center with more than 70 years of history.

The Garden of Cosmic Reflections

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Charles Jenks was inspired by fractals and black holes and tried to combine science, mathematics, sculpture and landscape design to create the Cosmic Reflections Garden. The garden is unique. There is no plant richness here, but there are mathematical formulas and scientific phenomena reflected in conditions that skillfully combine natural features, artificial symmetry and curves.

Majorelle Garden.

Jardin Majorelle

The elegant African Majorelle Garden is decorated in a strikingly beautiful blue, which gives the garden a unique, oriental flavor. The garden was created by French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s, but was later bought out by famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The garden is also home to the Islamic Art Museum in Marrakech, whose collection includes Saint Laurent’s North African textiles, Majorelle’s paintings and more.

Florentine Boboli Gardens

Florentine Boboli Gardens

The most worthy of a visit to a Florentine palace is the Palazzo Pitti. Finished with rough materials, the three-story palace, located on a hill creates a simply impressive spectacle.

The gardens get their name from the names of the landowners. Cosimo de Medici, who later married Eleonora Toledo, bought the palace in 1549. After the marriage, the palace was rebuilt and an inner courtyard was created, where the most beautiful Renaissance courtyard was laid out. Along the perimeter of this courtyard are the magnificent Boboli Gardens, which are characterized by straight alleys leading to secluded grottoes.

The trees blend perfectly with the statues, fountains and lawns. The park is joined by an inner courtyard with the Artichoke fountain located there. Niccolò Pericolo is considered the designer of the Boboli Gardens, and the idea was borrowed from other royal parks in Europe (for example, Versailles).

Tokyo’s Rikugen Gardens


In the seventeenth century, the most beautiful garden was created in Tokyo, which is a traditional Japanese style garden. For 8 years, the garden created landscape scenes described in famous Japanese epics, thanks to the 1st owner of the garden, a great fan of waka poetry Yanagisawa Yeshiyasu.

Rikugien is simply stunning: huge ponds with islands, on one of which is a hill, providing guests of the garden with the opportunity to appreciate the panorama of the park. There are about 3,000 shrubs and thousands of trees in Rikugien Park, creating a picturesque oasis.

Literally, “Rikugien” translates as “the garden of six poems”. The garden is a true example of Japanese style and is located in Tokyo. The first garden originated more than three hundred years ago, when one loyal samurai Shogun gave a plot of land. The garden is a true oasis of tranquility, surrounded by tall buildings. Rikugen consists of an entire complex that includes artificial hills, artfully camouflaged tea houses, wooded areas, and a central pond with islets.

Bridges have been built across the ponds, the shores of which are covered with herbs and carp swim in the pools. The park has about 6 thousand trees and a lot of birds in the foliage. Like every garden, there are also cherry trees, which, thanks to the night lighting, look just great.

Claude Monet Garden

The Garden of Claude Monet

Location: Giverny, France.

In 1883, Claude Monet’s family settled in Giverny where an area enclosed by a high stone wall was home to fruit trees. The garden was divided by a central avenue into two parts delineated by pines that had been cut down on Claude Monet’s orders. On an area of about a hectare and was laid out a garden characterized by symmetry and variegation.

The entire plot is occupied by flowerbeds, which are overgrown with flowers of different heights to give volume. The artist professed his love for his garden in these words, “All the money goes into improving the garden.” The artist was engaged in the garden for 20 years. Then the land after his death passed to his son Michel, who did not take care of the garden, but was maintained by Monet’s stepdaughter. As a result of World War II the park fell into disrepair and was given to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Today everything here has been rebuilt.

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But not only there you can learn a lot about the works of the great artist. On our website there is an entire article devoted to the famous paintings of Claude Monet.

Boudhart Gardens

The Budhart Gardens

Location: British Columbia.

Budhart Gardens in Canada is the most beautiful place on the planet, visited by thousands of tourists each year to view the Budhart flower beds. The garden now covers fifty acres, but the Budharts previously owned 130 acres rich in limestone.

The family was the leader in cement production in the entire county, only the giant quarry on the property was not a spiritual joy, so the head of the family decided to create a blooming, fragrant paradise garden in the worthless land. One hundred years have passed, and everyone still expresses gratitude to the Budhart family for creating a lively and well-kept garden, which attracts nature lovers like a magnet and is carefully maintained by man.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens

The main garden of South Africa is located in Cape Town, the land under which until 1902 the well-known Cecil Rhodes, under whose will the site went to the state. The botanical garden was created in 1913 on the eastern slope of Table Mountain, with the goal of preserving the unique flora of South Africa.


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The botanical garden covers 560 hectares with approximately nine thousand plants. The sites are also unique in their combination of the Cape Peninsula landscape of mountains, rich gardens, and the ocean, which cannot fail to impress. It is considered a prestigious pastime to spend Christmas in the Kirstenbosch Garden, and as a result, airfare to South Africa and hotels go up at this time. However, guests have the opportunity to hear such international stars as Bryan Adams, John Groban and Ronan Keating.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden

The garden was created in 1936 by Harriet Knudson in Springfield as a natural memorial to Abraham Lincoln. The plants in the garden come from 3 states – Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana, where the president lived. In 1930 the city government set aside a lakefront lot for this purpose, and the project was sponsored by the local horticultural club.

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The garden was designed by Jens Jenson, who was a leading landscape designer and creator of several Chicago parks as well as a garden for the Ford family in Michigan. As a result, the garden is listed as a historic site on the appropriate register. Circular benches are found in the memorial park, accessed by special paths with flowering trees and shrubs planted along them. It gives the impression that everything was created by nature rather than decades of human labor.

Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens

Location: New Forest, England

Throughout Europe, the Rothschild family created groups of gardens and parks that are still among the most beautiful in the world. The Exbury suburb of England boasts the most beautiful of them all. Lionel Nathan Rothschild invented the first irrigation system in the world here in 1919. From his travels to Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and other exotic places, Lionel brought and planted rhododendrons, colorful cherry trees, giant sequoias and Lebanese cedars in the park.

Exbury Gardens

Fantastic sums were spent to maintain the garden, to which Rothschild devoted his life. Here he crossed trees, prolonged their flowering time, bred varieties resistant to the local climate, as a result of which the collection he grew would now be worth millions of dollars. After the creator’s death, the widow had no way to maintain the park, which was then restored by Lionel’s son, Edmund, who made a mall there, thus restoring the garden, which is still in excellent condition today.

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Mirabel Garden

Mirabel Garden

Location: Salzburg, Austria.

Salzburg was built in the Baroque style, which is also the style of the local Mirabel Park, which was laid out in 1690 next to the palace on the site of the kitchen garden. Originally the garden and the palace were called Altenau. The Mirabel Garden was reconstructed in 1730, the traces of which have been preserved to this day. Blueprints and ancient drawings helped to preserve its appearance – the sculptures, terraces and marble fountains.

Mirabel Garden is famous for the oldest “green theater” in the world, and since 1715 also the garden of the 28 dwarfs, the viewing of which gave pleasure to the lords. Residents and guests of Salzburg can relax in the landscaped garden, whose fountains are astonishingly luxurious. The main fountain is surrounded by four sculptures relating to the elements – fire, earth, air and water.

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The most beautiful gardens in the world

There are still many gardens in the world with different plants and landscapes, and even if they are not included in the list of the most beautiful gardens on the planet, nevertheless they allow us to appreciate the talent of the people who created them, as well as the beauty of nature. Appreciate the work of people who create the beauty around us and enjoy it.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan Art is very multifaceted and includes not only painting and sculpture, but also the creation of beautiful park complexes.


Among the most popular botanical gardens in Britain is the extraordinarily enigmatic garden in the county of Cornwall. Its very name – “Lost Gardens of Heligan”, which translates as “The Lost Gardens of Heligan” – speaks volumes about its mystery. The most interesting thing is that these gardens have really been lost to the world for long 70 years.


These gardens were created by the Cornish Tremaine family from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century and cover 200 acres (81 hectares). Heligan has been the residence of the Cornish Tremayne family for over 400 years.


The form of Heligan Gardens that we see today was laid out by Squire Henry Hawkins Tremayne (Henry Hawkins Tremayne/1766-1829). This lucky man was a vicar who had unexpectedly inherited the family fortune after the untimely death of a cousin. He hired specialists to draw up plans for the future garden. Between 1780 and 1790, the first green spaces were carried out, which were supplemented by new specimens over the next three generations. Most of these were rare exotic plants brought from distant lands. In the mild, warm and humid climate of the southwest of England, luxurious exotics felt comfortable and easily took root.


In the 19th century, the Heligan Garden grew steadily through the efforts of various members of the Tremaine family, who proved themselves to be true masters of the art of gardening. That extraordinarily majestic appearance of the garden complex, echoes of which have managed to survive the years of oblivion, mainly formed in the spirit of the Victorian era. The collection of exotic plants, however, grown for many years on the grounds of Heligan Gardens, was practically unmatched and, importantly, is still unmatched! Of greatest interest is the subtropical jungle valley, a collection of plants from around the world. The gardens are also known for their stone and plant figures.


With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the idyll came to an end. More than half of the staff serving Heligan Gardens died in the trenches of Flanders. In 1916 the house and its surroundings were officially taken over by the War Ministry and used as a sanatorium for recuperating officers. You could say it was a gift from the Tremain family to the country. And a few years later, blackberries and ivy already draped a green veil over the grounds of the estate, reminiscent of the vistas from the fairy tale of “Sleeping Beauty.”

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After decades of neglect, a devastating hurricane in 1990 should have sent the Lost Gardens of Heligan to the margins of history. By accident, however, a tiny room was found buried under fallen masonry in the corner of one of the walled sections of the garden.


A motto engraved on the limestone wall read, “People do not come here to sleep or slumber.” Then there was a list with the names of those gardeners who worked on the garden. And the date was August 1914. The owners of the gardens decided to bring the once magnificent gardens back to life and open them to the public.


In particular, the British garden architect Tim Smith was inspired by the idea of reviving the overgrown Heligan Garden. Under his direction all the works were carried out, the wonderful results of which we can see today. The new park uses only Victorian techniques, everything is done by hand, without modern mechanical devices. Heligan Manor is now the largest restored garden project in Europe.


An impressive range of varieties of wild flora has been identified within the gardens and throughout the estate, and visitors to Heligan Gardens can observe common, frequent, and rare varieties of flora growing in these gardens.


Today, the gardens boast a wonderful collection of ancient rhododendrons and camellias of enormous size, a series of lakes that are fed by a 100-year-old plunger pump, fertile flower and vegetable gardens, and a stunning wild area with primitive tree ferns called “The Jungle.”


Interesting fact! An 1839 map of the gardens was used to restore the 2.5 kilometers of garden walkways, which were completely buried under fallen trees totaling more than 2,000 tons, as well as a nearly half-meter layer of clay and a three-meter thick thicket of blackberries.


Current visitors to the Lost Gardens of Heligan at its northern end will be able to view the Northern Gazebo of breathtaking work. An enclosed cool garden (Garden-beyond-the-Wall) with a pond and lilies and restored viewing windows in the wall complete the composition.


Rare and beautiful shrubs, including an amazing collection of “Hooker” original Himalayan rhododendrons, huge camellias and other exotics collected from around the world by intrepid plant hunters of past centuries, provide the backdrop to the many romantic structures around Pleasure Territory: The 91-meter-long Fern Gorge, the Italian Garden, the Crystal Grotto (whose candlelit interior looks extraordinarily romantic on summer evenings), the Green Lawn, which was used by ladies for dancing in the 19th century, and much more…


At the north end of Heligan Gardens are the 2.5-acre (1 hectare) ornamental vegetable gardens that used to feed the Big House entirely. Today, as a century and a half ago, more than 300 types of fruit and vegetables are again grown by traditional (Victorian) methods, exclusively by hand, without any mechanics. And every year huge harvests are harvested!


Very interesting are the Melon Garden (or Melon Yard) and the Oval Garden, where you can marvel at the only pineapple growing pit left in Europe, which is heated through the decomposition of compost. It successfully grows melons, cucumbers, pineapples and other delicacies given to us by distant warm countries.


Melon Yard is surrounded on the south side by a magnificent wall of flower beds. Nearby are greenhouses with citrus trees, vineyards, a peach orchard, cherries, plums, pears, apricots, and plantings of many other plants from Heligan Gardens’ comprehensive collection.

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A special place in the Heligan Gardens is reserved for a huge 15-vaulted wall of bee houses. Such a structure is essentially the forerunner of modern beehives. Bees are important and honorable inhabitants of the old gardens. Without them, pollination, flowering and fruiting of plants is impossible. In addition, bees are purveyors of useful honey and wax.


All in all, the park can now be seen as it was 150 years ago.


One cannot help but think of the famous sculptures of the Heligan Gardens, created from stones, twigs, and plants. First of all, the two works that are probably the most beloved by many visitors are worth mentioning: the plant sculptures depicting the Virgin of Mud and the Giant’s Head. Many tourists, by the way, confess that the reason for their visit to the gardens was the desire to see these colorful figures in the first place. So famous are they!


We can even say that these sculptures are a kind of trademark of Heligan Gardens. This statement is especially true of the Virgin, who lies on the ground and appears to be asleep. Just as the Lost Gardens of Heligan slept for 70 years.


The mysterious Heligan Gardens in Cornwall County, restored to what it was 150 years ago, is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Already in the first year of its opening (1995) more than 200 thousand people visited the gardens and it made Heligan a most visited private garden in Great Britain. And it should be said that Lost Gardens of Heligan hasn’t lowered this bar for more than 15 years.

And here is another fine example of the art of park design.

Japan’s Ashikaga Flower Park.

With the faint flutter of a cuckoo’s wings singing in mid-summer, the flowers crumbled. As you can see, the hour of dawn has already passed for you purple fuji flowers. Otomo Yakamochi


Japan’s Ashikaga Flower Park is located in Ashikaga City in Tochigi Province on Honshu Island.


The park covers about 8.2 hectares and is famous for a variety of wisteria species (in Japanese its name sounds like Fuji).


In Japan, the Fuji, wisteria, or as it is also called in Europe, wisteria, symbolizes protection, healing, pure feminine beauty, poetry, as well as youthfulness.


The flower is very popular, it is common throughout Japan, and, it should be noted, in its popularity is not even inferior to the cherry blossom sakura.


Ashikaga Flower Park features many blue, white and pink wisteria, as well as yellow wisteria (in Japanese: kingusari), which look like yellow wisteria.


The flower park is usually in full bloom in early May, two weeks later than the wisteria blooms in Tokyo .


Ashikaga is considered one of the best places to see wisteria in bloom, the flowers in the park are planted very closely and create very beautiful and whimsical compositions.


In the park there is a 100-year-old Wisteria, also about 160 Wisteria trees that are about 60 years old and 1500 azaleas that are more than 60 years old.


The park has created a large frame for 100-year-old wisteria to support a huge umbrella of purple and blue flowers (wisteria belongs to the lianas are very well shaped).


The most beautiful place, according to tourists, of this garden is the tunnel of white Wisteria, which reaches 80 meters! White brushes with flowers, delicate and subtle fragrance – I wish that this tunnel would never end… It is not for nothing that the Japanese call this passage “The Road of Happiness”.


And the tunnel of yellow knapweed kingusari will take many more years to become an actual tunnel (for now it is like a canopy).


This park is often referred to as a rain of flowers. Indeed, the flowing clusters of flowers are remarkably reminiscent of streams of rain.

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