Gardens are places where you can relax or take a leisurely stroll. Everywhere around the world gardens have been created by humans. Our need for peace drives us into the arms of nature.

For some, it is a place of meditation, for others, it is about beauty. In this blog tour, we are going to take you to six spectacular gardens from around the world.

VILLA d’ESTE

Located in Tivoli, the villa is a symbol of Italian Renaissance. During the 18th century, the monastery was renovated to an elegant villa. It is listed in UNESCO’s artistic sites in Italy.

Every garden has lush greenery centered by a fountain. That is a picture that pops into our minds when we think of a garden.

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Villa d’Este lives up to our imagination. It has a moss-covered fountains. They are created in the shape of the wolf suckling Romulus (Rometta fountain). You will also find Fontana de Bicchierone.

This fountain is made in the shape of a shell. Water splashing out of creatively sculptured fountains is beautiful. Everything in Villa d’Este is designed to sprinkle you with water.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW

Villa had a signature feature-the fountains. In the same way, Royal Botanic Gardens in England has a defining feature-greenhouses.

It is not only a natural place but also a historic place. It houses the world’s largest Victorian greenhouse (Temperate House).

Image_Royal_Botanic_Gardens_CC Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by Francesco Bandarin CC BY-SA 3.0-igo

Botanic gardens are located just 16 kilometers from London. Baobabs tree are a rare species. But the Palm greenhouse is designed to grow the trees in ten different climatic temperatures.

If you want to see the beauty of vanilla orchids and other plants, visit the garden. It will enhance your botanical knowledge too.

CHATEAU de VERSAILLES

Chateau de Versailles in France is a classical garden in every aspect. It was designed by Andre Le Notre. Located near the palace of Louis XIV.

The King had ordered to create the garden to enhance the magnificence of his chateau. It covers a massive area of 250 acres. You can sneak a spot here to relax.

The park is littered with quiet corners with exquisite statues. You can click a pic of colorful flowerbeds along the path. An artificial canal was created in the garden.

The Sun King used to take gondola rides here. The scene composing the gorgeous palace and the green landscape is stunning. You will be transported back to the seventeenth century.

GARDEN OF VILLA EPHRUSSI De ROTHSCHILD

It is a modern version of classical gardens. Located in St. Jean Cap Ferrat in France, it was built in the twentieth century. 

A Baroness decided to build the Villa surrounded by different types of gardens. She added a feminine touch to it by giving it a pink color. The Gardens have seven different themes.

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Each garden heroes a specific theme. A provincial garden is present which is decorated with lavender and olive trees. The main attraction is the French garden. It has a pond covered with lily.

A temple of love is built in the garden. The idea was inspired by Trianon in Versailles. Fountains are surrounding it, which gives it a splendid appeal. This is a myriad of gardens. You can discover the Florentine, Spanish, and lapidary gardens also.

POWERSCOURT GARDENS

A garden representing the gentle beauty of Ireland. There is not much effort put to make it look extravagant. The Wicklow mountains looming in the background do the job. It is located in Enniskerry.

It occupies an area of 19 hectares. It might be smaller as compared to other gardens on the list but equals them in beauty.

Image_Status_Water_Garden_CCEnniskerry – Powerscourt Estate by Frabjousone CC BY-SA 4.0

The gardens are walled, which gives them a mysterious touch. You will feel like you are trapped in heaven. The soft pavilions are like walking on velvet. Feel the coolness of the waterfall surrounding you.

You can even walk up to luxurious terraces and view the garden. The Powerscourt is an enchanting place to lose yourself.

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