1. Monet’s Gardens, Giverny, France
If you’re an art lover, Claude Monet’s garden in his home of Giverny, France can’t be beaten. This magnificent garden is just a short train ride from Paris. The garden is very representative of his painting style. It is divided into a flower garden called Clos Normand and a water garden, inspired by Japanese design.
When you visit Monet’s Gardens, it won’t be hard to see where Monet drew his artistic inspiration from! See if you can use the dreamy colour scheme of Monet’s Gardens to guide your own gardening project. Perhaps use the same kind of flower patches, which are kind of untamed, yet somewhat organised for your garden ideas to increase your property value.
2. Royal Botanic Gardens, London, UK
The sprawling Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew is truly a national treasure for the Brits, being London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. The massive site boasts stunning landscapes, vistas and unforgettable architecture. They are a great example of where conservation and science work together. The enormous glasshouse is sure to blow you away. Could your own garden do with a greenhouse or handy shed?
3. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya City, Thailand
For a garden with a difference, take yourself down to the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Pattaya City, Thailand. Known for its symmetry and intricate patterns, you can easily spend an entire day immersed in this dense, themed garden.
You can even enjoy traditional Thai performances and activities at this breathtaking site. After you visit Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, you’ll want to try some colourful designs for your own garden or outdoor area, as it’s a great landscaping idea!
4. Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Keukenhof is a true paradise, renowned as the world’s largest flower garden or park. There are over 7 million flower bulbs in this lush garden! It is located just outside of Amsterdam and winds through trees and creeks.
The Keukenhof Gardens are truly like something taken out of a fairytale book. Why not fill your own garden with bright tulips to recreate the same magical look!
5. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, New York, USA
This 52 acre garden, situated in the middle of Brooklyn was created to provide a place of respite in the rapidly developing New York City, back in 1910. Native flora is integrated with Japanese design, to create a truly beautiful and unique space. If you’re at a loss for what to do with your own garden, try integrating native flora with some more exotic plants.
6. Summer Palace, Beijing, China
The Summer Palace in Beijing seamlessly integrates historic temples, gardens and lakes amidst a naturally hilly landscape. It is the most well known and largest preserved royal park in China. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Summer Palace allows you to absorb the ancient history of China. Could these elements of traditional design be worked into your own garden? Many people adopt asian trends in their gardens today.
7. Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Tokyo, Japan
If you have a love for japanese styled gardens, then the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens are a must-see destination for you. Dating back almost 400 years, this garden incorporates both Chinese and Japanese elements. Belonging to Tokyo University, it is also well known for its cherry blossoms.
8. Las Pozas, Mexico
Whilst more a surrealist artwork than a garden, Las Pozas is a must see for garden lovers. More than 600m above sea level, this garden features surrealist structures created by Edward James.
Admire the natural waterfalls and pools amidst the looming structures. Its surrealist basis, is homage to Edward James, who was the patron of the surrealist movement.
9. Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy
A fine example of Renaissance architecture, these gardens border a 16-century villa, complete with 51 fountains. Each of these fountains runs on gravity alone, which makes this garden unique. Whilst there, make sure you visit the villa that the gardens are centred around.
10. Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Australia
For some local inspiration, try visiting the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, located at the base of Black Mountain. These gardens feature the world’s largest display of native Australian plants. Take a stroll along the trails that meander through the various themed areas. There is sure to be a display that would look good in your backyard makeover.
Make sure you have everything you need in a gorgeous garden shed, or cheat a little with some luscious artificial grass (it’s okay, we won’t tell!) Get anything else you need for your garden from the Home & Garden range at MyDeal.
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