Spring is here, so why not vis
it one of Europe’s most beautiful gar dens?
If you love the smell of flowers or taking photos or if you are an enthousiastic ga
rdener then take a look at CaraMaps‘ list of Europe’s most beautif ul and picturesque gardens.
Gardens of Versailles
Over 3 million people visit Versailles each y
ear. The former estate of Marie Antoinettes is a must see destination for tourists. Landscape archit ect André Le Nôtre was commissioned by King Louis XIV to design Versailles gardens in the 17th century. Versailles beautiful gardens are very unique: immaculate lawns, parterres of flowers, sculptures, fountains, statues, an orangery and the grand canal.
Home of more than 30,000 types of plants and over 14,000 trees, perched on the banks of the river Thames in London, the Royal Botanic gardens is one of the largest gardens in the world, and considered as world’s finest green spa
ce. The oldest potted plant alive is growing inside the ga rden’s glasshouse. Royal Botanic Gardens is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you like history and botani
c, Boboli gardens is the perfe ct place. Developped between the 15th and the 19th century and offerring spe ctacular views over Florence, Boboli Gardens is kn own for its vast sculpture collection, its labyrinthine a venues of trees and its grottoes. The Boboli Gardens is beautifully landscaped and offers a peaceful and beautiful escape.
Covering 90 acres, Keukenhof is one of world’s largest flower gard
ens. Home of more than 7 million tulips and 800 tulip varieties, Keukenhof Garden offers a beautiful col orful display of flowers and is a must-see destination for whoever visits Netherlands .
The most famous late-medieval castle garden in Europe is the Alhambra Garden in Spain. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Alhambra palace and garden remain masterpieces of Islamic art. The iconic Lion fountain and its water basin is a peaceful place that invites for reflection.
Hope you enjoyed this article, and don’t forget that spring is the best period to visit these beautiful gardens!
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