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Old 11-18-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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Best Gardens in the World to Visit

Web Reviewer.com has put together a great list of some of the best gardens in the world that would be a joy for any garden lover to visit. Here is a just a sample of their pickings...

Monet's Garden Northeast France
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The colourful garden of an artist, by an artist. This is the garden created from 1883 to 1926 in the Valley of the River Epte by Claude Monet, one of the world's best loved artists. He was the leader of the Impressionist painters, the term being derived in 1874 from his landscape Impression Soleil Levant.

Monet liked painting a subject in the open air at different times of day to show variation in light. This garden was thus a picture itself besides a subject for painting. His garden will have special appeal for artists and photographers.

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Great Dixter Gardens South East, United Kingdom
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The planting of the gardens today reflects the carefully contrived planting principles of the late Christopher Lloyd, son of Nathaniel, author, columnist and lecturer on garden plants and design. The amazing thing about this garden is that one season's planting is designed, especially in the borders, to flow seamlessly into the next. The aim is to have new growth coming up to hide the old as it dies down.

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Keukenhof Gardens Netherlands
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Keukenof is ‘the’ place to be if you want to see millions of bulbs blooming in spring but hurry – it’s only open for a very short period of time - usually March to May. A bit of history… Keukenhof used to be an area for hunting and for collecting herbs for the castle, hence the name Keukenhof. After the death of Jacoba van Beieren, Baron and Baroness Van Pallandt, the new owners, invited landscape architects J.D. and L.F. Zocher to create a garden around the castle. This garden, in the English landscape style, has always been the essence of Keukenhof.

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Huntington Botanical Gardens Pasadena, California
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Others go to see the library or the famous art collection, but gardeners go to the Huntington to view the amazing desert garden, sit in the rose garden or marvel at the formal design of the North Vista camellia garden, which includes hundreds of camellias along flanked rows of 17th- and 18th-century statues of mythological figures. The Huntington was founded early in the 20th century by railroad tycoon Henry Edwards Huntington.

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Lingering Garden Suzhou, China
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Over 400 years of additions and alterations in the hands of multiple owners and landscapers has left the Lingering Gardens with buildings, halls and statues in a variety of styles, shapes and colours, but somehow the overall effect is still one of elegance. Originally a classical garden built by a retired Ming dynasty official in 1593 each successive owner put their stamp to it trying to perfect it.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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Wow man all the gardens are so amazing and very very beautiful,,,,
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The New York Botanical Garden is one of the most well-known botanical gardens in the world. Situated in the Bronx borough of New York City, this garden sits on 250 acres and contains 50 gardens and plant collections. It was founded in 1891 and it acts as the region's leader in research and plant collection. The New York Botanical Garden has also remained as international leader when it comes to research. If you ever are scheduling a trip to see one of these gardens, this would certainly be a place to keep in mind, as they contain some of the best collections of plants in the entire world.

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Hi there,
One of the most beautiful garden in the world is Monet's garden, France.

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:27 PM   #5
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A few years ago while a visit in Germany, I visited a really beautiful botanical garden in Kassel, a city in the center of Gemany, about 100mls north of Frankfurt.
It is called "Sieben Begen" (translated "Seven Hills"). It might not be as big as other famous gardens around the world, but it can compete with them by it's beauty and design.


Another beautiful botanical garden in the same town is the Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, a Baroque Park which is very famous and well known as Europe' biggest Hill Park. Here you will find a beautiful combination of beautiful flowers, plants and trees and historical buildings.

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If you ever get the chance to travel to Germany, especially the southern part of Germany, so I recommend also a visit of the "Flower Island" Mainau which is located on the lake Bodensee, close to the border of Switzerland.
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I don't know what I would do with myself If I were to walk through even just one of those places
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Wow! I was really amazed. I would really love to create my own garden as beautiful as the photos posted in here"
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