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Top Five Flowering Gardens

Millions of blooming flowers in the daylight and accompanied with some serene lights at the night time, you can have a visual treat for eyes in some big gardens around the world. Tulips, Daffodils, Cosmos, Snowwhites, Hyacinths, Crocus, Wisterias, Roses and the list goes on almost to 200 different varieties! These gardens are heavily managed and taken care of. Few of them are open for few months, few are open for around the whole year. Here are the top 5 which I love.

5. Gardens of Versailles - France

The French have it big. Really big. With 800 hectares of land, these gardens have 400 year old Orangery - a place where Orange trees are grown, different paths for walk, sculptures and many fountains. The massive size of this garden doesn’t boast lot of flowers, but the works of Louis XIV the king of France. The symmetrical gardens, massive water basin add to the glory of this place. Today, many concerts and events are hosted in these gardens.


4. Miracle Garden - Dubai

Yes! It’s a garden in the middle of the desert and it is flourishing with 109 million flowers making it the worlds largest natural flowering garden. They even won a Guinness World Record for making the largest flower arrangement in the shape of Airbus A380. The whole garden is filled with props and unusual designs of flower decorations. The DMG uses recycled wastewater to keep all the plants in a good shape.
Best time to visit the Dubai Miracle Garden is from October to April.


3. Butchart Gardens - Canada

Situated in the foothills, the Butchart Gardens are not just flower gardens but a place for night illuminations, fireworks, concerts and boat rides. Started by a couple, these gardens are still maintained by the Butchart family. Being in Canada, you can visit this garden in any season. The summers and spring have the prospering flowers of Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths, but, they also boast the winters for the shrubs, bushes and special Christmas events!
Best time to visit the Butchart Gardens is anytime around the year!


2. Ashikaga Flower Park - Japan

A place where you’ll find a giant Wisteria which is around 100 years old and is blooming beautifully! Wisteria, a native plant to Japan, is a flowering plant with wood climbing vines. Here at Ashikaga, the careful pruning of these vines have lead to a fantastic treat for eyes. At night time, these vines are illuminated with lights which add to the prestige of the park. In the day, many other colourful flowers enhance the mood of the place.
Best time to visit this place is in May.


1. Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands

The Keukenhof gardens are also known as the Garden of Europe. Situated in South of Holland, Keukenhof is filled with tourists from European countries the most. With 7 million flowers every year, this place blossoms with Tulips, daffodils and Snowwhites, you can visit the Keukenhof gardens from late February to late May. But, be advised that Netherlands weather is unpredictable.
Best time to see the Tulips is April and May.


Bonus - Hitachi Seaside Park - Japan

I intended to make top 5 parks, but couldn’t leave this one out. The Hitachi Seaside Park is a sea of flowers in itself. With varieties of almost million Daffodils, more than 150 varieties of Tulips, this park blossoms through out the year covering these mountain ranges with colored blankets!
Best time to visit this place is March to end of May.

Have you visited any of these gardens? Or any other gardens which are laid with amazing flowers? Let us know in the comments below.

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