Spread over almost 43 hectares, the Botanical Garden of Berlin has over 22,000 species of plants. Consisting of the Botanical Museum, a huge herbarium, a scientific library, and many greenhouses, this botanical garden was established in the late 1800s. This was the place where Berliners could admire exotic plants. Currently, its main attraction is the Grand Pavilion, considered the largest greenhouse in the world. Greenhouses with tropical plants are spectacular, especially if you visit them in winter.
2. Claude Monet's Garden, Giverny, France
The garden of the painter, Claude Monet in Giverny, is lovely. It was opened to the public 54 years after Monet’s death, in 1980, and every year hundreds of thousands of tourists admire the special plant species. Visitors can enjoy the colorful spectacle of the flower garden called Clos Normand and relax in a Japanese-inspired water garden. The garden’s beauty was reflected in Claude Monet’s paintings, but it also inspired other famous artists to create their works. Claude Monet’s garden may not be as large and diverse as others in Europe, but it certainly has an impressive history, with many painters, poets, or musicians crossing its alleys.
3. Exotic gardens in Monaco, France
4. Gardens at Trauttmansdorff Castle, Merano, Italy
5. Kew Botanical Garden, London, England
Kew Gardens is one of the largest botanical gardens globally, where over 30,000 plants offer a spectacle of nature. To take advantage of its beauties, visitors should turn to a guide to better explain what this charming place has to offer. In addition to the plants themselves, the way they are arranged is fascinating.
6. Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Denmark
7. Botanical Garden in Padua, Italy
Many say that Orto Botanico is the most beautiful botanical garden in Italy. If not the most beautiful, it is certainly the oldest: it is one of the few gardens that has survived since its establishment – 1545. It is the only university botanical garden that has survived so far. It has been a source of inspiration for other important gardens in the world. What is interesting about it is that you can see the same plants that were exposed in the 16th century. Here you have the opportunity to see, among other things, poisonous or carnivorous plants.