From the beautiful countryside in France, to the ROYAL Gardens, these are 16 BIGGEST Magical Gardens !
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# 9 Dumbarton Oaks Park
In Washington, DC’s neighborhood of Georgetown lies Dumbarton Oaks, a huge historic estate that once belonged to philanthropist and American diplomat Robert Woods Bliss. The estate takes up 54 acres including a huge estate that holds museum collections and even concerts. The gardens are a 27 acre, terraced garden that crosses streams, ponds, and include several fountains and stairways. It has since been converted into the Dumbarton Oaks Park and is maintained by the city.
# 8 Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens in the Kew district of London are comprised of 326 acres of land. The garden was first established in 1759 and has since been designated a world heritage site. It has greenhouses and 10 specialized climatic zones that house a variety of plants that would otherwise not be able to live in the normal climate of London. There is also a 59 feet high treetop walkway that let you take in all of the beautiful plant biomes in the area.
# 7 Yuyuan Garden
The Yuyuan Garden is believed to be built in the Ming Dynasty more than four centuries ago. It is a 4-acre garden built in a traditional Chinese style. Inside are delicate rock and tree arrangements, dragon sculptures, bridges, and serene ponds. The garden has a rich history of being closed, renovated, and reopened again with the rise and fall of families and owners. It suffered severe damage after several civil wars, but after the Shanghai Liberation in 1956, the city government began renovations to bring the Yuyuan back to its mystical glory. In 1961 it was reopened a final time and has been open since.
# 6 Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto
The Villa Taranto Botanical Garden is located in the Piedmont region in Northwest Italy. It covers 40 acres of land and protects 20,000 varieties of plants from thousands of different species. The garden also contains statues, terraces, waterfalls, and ponds. 4.3 mile long walkways that take you on a tour of the thousands of flowers. The garden doesn’t even charge for entry, from spring to autumn you can walk through the garden for completely free.
# 5 Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis is often considered one of the most interesting and beautiful spots in Minnesota. The centerpiece of the garden is the Spoonbridge and Cherry, an iconic sculpture from Claes Oldenburg. The 11-acre garden features more than 40 different works from the local Walker Art Center, plants, all over and an Arbor and Flower garden within it.
# 4 Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral gardens in Brentwood Bay which is an area of British Columbia, Canada. The garden occupies a 55-acre area of land of a 130-acre estate. The huge garden receives close to a million visitors every year and has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
# 3 Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden is a 190-acre area filled with thematic botanical garden and greenhouses. In 2008, it was considered such an important botanical garden it was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. It has one of the most extensive set of collections and facilities in the world. Inside are the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and the Alpine Garden, Poisonous Plants Garden and more. The gardens feature several sculptures including a few that are made out of plants and flowers.
# 2 Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens by the Bay is a natural park that spans 101 hectares (that’s 250 acres) of reclaimed land in Marina Bay, Singapore. It boasts itself as the “biggest vertical garden” in the world, with its iconic Supertree Grove, man-made structures that serve as a garden and provide cool shade for the surrounding plants and visitors. It also includes a massive “Cloud Mountain” and “Cloud Garden” structure - the indoor garden that replicates the cool, moist climate most tropical mountains usually provide. It advertises itself as the Number 1 tourist attraction in Singapore on Tripadvisor, is a part of the world’s top 20 checked-in places of Facebook, and contains more than 1,000,000 plants to enjoy.
# 1 Garden of Versailles
The Garden of Versailles may be the world’s most famous garden, originally built in the 1600s for King Louis XIV. These spectacular gardens lie in the shadow of the Chateau of Versailles and take up nearly 2000 acres and are full of gardens, sculptures, and even serves as a conservatory for endangered wildlife. It has 200,000 trees, 210,000 flowers planted every year, 50 fountains and 620 water jets.