Travelling to see beautiful gardens

Garden Life
As soon as your next holiday approaches, you will be asking yourself where you should go. Every year, many gardeners utilise the opportunity to combine their travel plans with their favourite leisure activity. They undertake trips to the most beautiful gardens across the world, perhaps hoping they can find new inspiration for their own gardens. We have compiled a small selection of interesting travel destinations to inspire you.

The Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria

The Mirabell Gardens are located in the grounds of the Mirabell Castle in the Austrian City of Salzburg and represent a popular photographic image. The castle is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the City due to the extremely impressive gardens. They are comprised of a large and small parterre, a rose garden, an orangery and in the western part of the Mirabell Gardens, one of the oldest hedge theatres north of the Alps. Furthermore, 10,000 rose plants are cared for in the rose garden.

Powerscourt Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland

The Powerscourt Gardens are located in County Wicklow, Ireland. They are considered one of the most beautiful gardens of their kind. Particular attractions are the Italian and Japanese gardens. The location of these gardens is in close proximity to these gardens is the Powerscourt waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in Ireland, another tourist destination which is highly recommended.

The Eden Project in Cornwall, England

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a botanical garden in southern England. The garden is 50 hectares in size and consists of two large greenhouses which in turn each consist of four cupolas, one inside the other. The Eden Project greenhouses are currently the largest in the world. Different climatic zones are simulated within the greenhouses so that plants from across the world can grow there, making this an ideal destination to see plants not indigenous to the British Isles.

Chateau de Marqueyssac, Dordogne, France

The gardens around Castle Marqueyssac are located in the Dordogne region, France. The gardens are still privately owned today, but are accessible to the public. The gardens of Marqueyssac impress visitors with their horticultural variety and diversification, not seen in many other gardens across the world. Cut box plants extend within these gardens in a rag rug-style formation. Countless evergreen box trees are cut into organically rounded, abstract shapes such as domes, swirls and pillars.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Thailand

The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a botanical garden in Thailand. It consists of a French, a European and a Stonehenge garden. The particular feature of this tropical garden is the wide range of palm fern varieties. Additionally, Asian, American and Central African palm ferns can be found there. An exclusive feature is the other, lesser known varieties that can also be viewed in the gardens.