Everyone loves gardens. We’re talking about flowers and trees and ornamental bushes. No matter where you travel there are always gardens to be explored and incredible gems to be discovered. It is difficult to spend time in a garden and not have your soul refreshed.
“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures”.Francis Bacon
As we have traveled there have been times when the garden was actually the destination but on occasion they are unexpected surprises stumbled upon as we stroll a city. Spend a minute and let us introduce you to some of our favorite gardens.
Calloway Gardens Georgia
Perhaps one of the worlds most extravagant flower shows is Amsterdam’s Keukenhof, held each Spring. The show was actually created as a commercial exhibition representing Holland’s tulip growers but is now a major evEnt attracting visitors from all over Europe and the world.
Dublin has a number of great gardens and parks and in the Spring they are magical places.
Wahiawā Botanical Garden
Cradled between the Wai’anae and Ko’olau mountain ranges in central O’ahu lies Wahiawā Botanical Garden – the “tropical jewel” of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. This 27-acre garden and forested ravine dates back to the 1930s
EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
A popular annual event at Walt Disney World Florida, the festival showcases a bounty of exhibits, lush gardens, seasonal blossoms, inspired international flavors and gardening demonstrations. Included with an Epcot admission.
Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC
The Butchart Gardens is a 118-year-old internationally-renowned 55-acre display garden located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. Created by Jennie Butchart, and still privately owned and operated by the family, The Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. ” Thomas Jefferson
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