Beautiful flowers and greenery are the best way to celebrate spring. You may not have it in your backyard but you can still see it when you visit some of the most beautiful, interesting, and best-kept botanical gardens around the globe. These amazing attractions are available in North America, Australia and Europe.
1. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, England
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London has one of the largest collections of plants. Some of its structures date back to the 1700s. It covers 326 acres, and boasts more than 8.5 million species of plants. It’s difficult to pack everything in one day. There is so much to do and see here. Highlights include the Pagoda and Kew Palace, Kew Palace, Kew Palace, Kew Palace, Kew Gallery, the botanical art gallery Princess of Wales Conservatory (the Palm House), and the Treetop Walkway.
2. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
The United States is home to the second botanical garden, located near Philadelphia. Longwood Gardens, which covers 1,077 acres, is home to meadows and greenhouses as well as dozens of indoor and outdoor plants. Longwood was established as a family arboretum in the early 1700s by the Peirce family who purchased the land. They eventually planted rows and species of exotic and native trees. Many of these trees are still standing today. The Main Fountain Garden, Italian Water Garden and Flower Garden Walk are all worth a visit. Longwood also offers seasonal events, which include live music and holiday celebrations.
3. Jardin Botanique de Montreal in Montreal, Canada
Plan a spring trip to Canada by visiting the Montreal Botanical Garden. It was opened in 1931, and attracts people from all over the globe. It was used as a venue for parts of the 1976 Olympic Games. The Chinese Garden, Alpine Garden, Japanese Garden, Japanese Garden, First Nations Garden, Rose Garden and the Lion de la Feuillee are some of the highlights you should see when you visit.
4. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papa’ikou (Hawaii)
The beautiful plants and flowers of Hawaii are well-known. But the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a stunning place in the state. It is not the biggest botanical garden in the world at 17 acres but its rainforest setting makes it one the most special. There are over 2,000 species, as well as waterfalls and creeks, along with beautiful views of Onomea Bay. Onomea Waterfalls are a must-see, as well as Lily Lake, the Founders Birdhouse, the Monkeypod Trees and the Orchid Garden.
5. Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia
The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia was established in 1816. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The gardens, covering 74 acres, are open every day of the year. There are seasonal hours. The attraction is close to Sydney, so you can relax, take a tour and learn about Aboriginal history. You will also be able to enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Make sure you visit the Australian Rainforest Garden and the Palace Rose Garden.