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Gardens of the World: Top 7 Gardens in the World

Posted on 24 April 2014 by Hiroshi Matsuda

Seeing the World's Best Gardens

Seven Must See Gardens when Traveling the World

There are many beautiful gardens in the world. Here are 7 we recommend you visit:

7. La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Alajuela, Costa Rica)
You can see five waterfalls and more than 100 species of native animals when you stroll through
these rainforest gardens.

6. Desert Botanical Gardens (Phoenix, Arizona)
If you don’t mind dry heat and desert hiking, these gardens contain excellent examples of desert
plants you won’t want to miss.

5. Kenroku-en Garden (Ishikawa, Japan)
We recommend you try to visit Kenroku-en, one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, during cherry
blossom season.

4. Gardens at the Palace of Versailles (Versailles, France)
King Louis XIV thought the flowers, fountains, scenic vistas and winding paths in the gardens
of Versailles were as important as his luxurious palace.

3. Jardin Majorelle (Marrakech, Morocco)
Designed by artist Jacques Morelle, these gardens featuring striking cobalt blue accents are now
owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

2. Claude Monet's Garden (Giverny, France)
Artist Claude Monet tended the garden at his home, inspiration for many of his impressionist
paintings, for 43 years. You’ll recognize Monet’s water lilies when you stroll through the garden.
The garden and Monet’s house are open to the public April to October.

1. Kirstenbosch (Cape Town, South Africa)
Kirstenbosch is part of Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage Site. You’ll enjoy seeing more
than 22,000 species of native plants and a glass-covered conservatory. Look for the
plants used for medicinal purposes in the “useful plants garden.”

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