Botanical gardens are dedicated to the beautiful world of flora. They are often run by universities or scientific research organizations. Their role is to maintain documented collections of living plants for the purposes of conservation, scientific research, display, and education. With over 1,775 botanical gardens around the world, it was not so easy to pick the 10 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens In The World.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore
The more than 150-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens are the most-visited botanic gardens in the world. It possesses an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. It is also the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 am. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee.
Jardin Botanique de Montreal, Montreal
These gardens are considered one of the world’s best. The Botanical Garden, comprising 75 hectares of thematic gardens and greenhouses. It offers 10 exhibition greenhouses, more than 30 gardens with the colors and fragrances of the world and more than 22,000 species and varieties of plants. Spend some time strolling through the tranquil bonsai trees in the Japanese Zen garden or learn about the principles of yin and yang in the Chinese Garden, which showcases designs from the 14th to 17th century Ming Dynasty.
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg, Munich
Covering an area of 21.20 hectares (52.4 acres), the Munich Botanical Garden in the suburb of Nymphenburg is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world and is visited by over 350,000 visitors a year. It is home to approximately 16,000 plants. In 15 greenhouses, you can admire tropical forests, orchids, cactuses, desert plants, water plants, carnivore (meat-eating plants) as well as economic plants.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya
Nong Nooch Garden is set in a beautifully landscaped park and can easily make an all-day trip, making it one of the top things to do in Pattaya. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants, and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, whether 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden. Equally fascinating are species-specific gardens, such as cactus and succulent plants, orchid nurseries, tropical palm gardens, bonsai and topiary garden. Source: bangkok.com
Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro
Located in the Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro, at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden houses more than 8,000 species of plants, including around 600 species of orchids. The garden includes monuments, fountains, and features, including a Japanese garden, a pond filled with water lilies and the new Environment Museum.
New York Botanical Gardens, New York City
This garden contains 50 different gardens and plant collections. Garden highlights include an 1890s-vintage, wrought-iron framed, “crystal-palace style” greenhouse; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden; a rock garden; a 37-acre conifer collection; extensive research facilities including a propagation center, 550,000-volume library, and an herbarium of over seven million botanical specimens dating back more than three centuries. At the heart of the Garden is 50 acres of old-growth forest, the largest remnant of the original forest which covered all of New York City before the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century. Source: easy-grow
Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden, Berlin
With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. The Botanical Gardens consist of three areas: the park-like arboretum (collection of woody plants and roses), the exhibition area showcasing plants from around the world in their geographical context and the collection of 1,500 types of plants, which have been systematically categorized. There is also a large garden with a focus on smelling and touching various kinds of plants for our guests who are visually impaired or who are in wheelchairs. Fifteen greenhouses are located in a geometrical arrangement on the eastern edge of the park, including a tropical greenhouse built in 1907 which is 25 meters (82 ft) high and one of the largest in the world. Source: visitberlin
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbor, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas. From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden, the themed garden areas show the diverse beauty of nature. Source: sydney.com
Miracle Garden, Dubai
Who would ever though that the largest botanical garden in the world will be based in the middle of a desert?. The Miracle Garden in Dubai is spread over 72,000 square meters making it the world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 45 million flowers planted.