The World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

Posted on 13 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

For nature lovers, a visit to a fascinating garden is the cherry-on-top of any worthwhile travel experience.

Across the world, there are breathtakingly beautiful gardens which serve as proof of nature’s irresistible charm and magnificence.

Here are some of the world’s most beautiful gardens:

Dubai Miracle Garden

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The Dubai Miracle Garden has nearly 150 million flowers on display. It is also amongst the world’s largest natural flower gardens. There are different exhibitions and floral structures each season, ensuring a new experience even for those visitors who come on a yearly basis. Although the garden is only open during Dubai’s cooler months, the sanctuary and butterfly garden are open to explore and enjoy all year round.

Mauritius National Botanical Garden

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Formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, this lush paradise is one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens.

It dates as far back as 1735 and is home to more than 650 species of plants. Interestingly, there are also 86 different varieties of palm trees from across the world.

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Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles in France boast over 600 fountains and more than 350 statues. You can also expect flower beds that go on and on.  The stunning garden displays formal French-style gardening at its best.

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In all it’s beauty, it was created by King Louis XIV who commissioned a landscape designer to bring it to life. This took 40 years to complete and the garden now forms part of a UNESCO heritage site.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located in South Florida and is one of the best gardens in the United States. It was named after botanist and plant explorer, David Fairchild.

Upon visiting, you can expect a palm tree collection, rare tropical plants, as well as a tropical fruit collection.

There is also a butterfly conservatory with thousands of butterflies. That is where you can witness the magical and transformational moment of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to reopen in August

Picture: Getaway Gallery

Located in Cape Town, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the best botanical gardens on the globe.

The garden showcases more than 7000 native South African species unique to the region. These include the country’s national flower – the king protea.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Source: Facebook / @ Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

A must-see is also the tree canopy walkway (also known as ‘The Boomslang’) where you will have the opportunity to walk high above the treetops, alongside a raised curved bridge.

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