Humankind has been cultivating nature for food, shelter and sweetness for thousands of years. Botanical gardens represent the most effective aspects of each nature and nurture. The top beautiful botanical gardens enclosed on this list are found in North America, South America, Europe, African and Asia and provide flowers, trees and manicured grounds designed to produce lovely aromas together with pleasing the eye.
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
No visit to the provincial capital of British Columbia in Canada would be complete without a visit to Butchart Gardens. Designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, Butchart Gardens includes lush expanses of ancient trees, beautiful butterflies and seven hundred varieties of fragrant flowers.
Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Montreal Botanical Garden, located just minutes from downtown, provides a sanctuary from hectic urban life. The grounds are actually comprised of thirty thematic gardens and ten exhibition greenhouses featuring more than twenty-two thousand different plant species. The facility offers exhibitions and other events all year round.
Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, London, England
One of the most famous botanical gardens in the world, the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens in London, England, has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Kew Gardens features flowers during the warmer months, trees sporting gorgeous colors in the fall and glass houses and galleries all year round.
Gardens of the Palace of Versailles, Paris, France
Commissioned in 1641 by Louis XIV, the gardens required four decades for completion. Filled with trees, flowers and sculptured grounds, the gardens represent the king’s belief that the creation and maintenance of the grounds surrounding the magnificent palace of Versailles were as important as the palace itself.
Na ‘Aina Kai Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii
The phrase “Na ‘Aina Kai” means “lands by the sea” in Hawaiian, and is a fitting name for these lush cultivated and wild gardens located near the Pacific Ocean. Once part of a private estate, Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens includes a hardwood plantation, a canyon covered with moss and ferns, sandy beaches and an explosion of floral color.The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 1913, is world famous for its vast variety of indigenous plant life. The garden also features stone sculptures along with gorgeous native flora. I visited this wonderful botanical garden and I can say that it’s breathtakingly beautiful and a great place to relax.