Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World to Strolls

A garden is an organized area, set for display and amusement in the beauty of plants and other forms of the Mother Nature. Garden is the place for recreation, where people come for pleasure and relaxation. The pure oxygen and refreshing environment helps in energizing the mind. Here we are with most beautiful gardens in the world that one must visit in their lifetime.

10 Sans Souci Park, Potsdam, Germany

Sans Souci Park, Potsdam, Germany

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Sans Souci is a park stretching from west Potsdam’s town centre in Germany, surrounding a huge palace. Frederick the Great wanted to stay in a residence where he could stay carefree and that is why he named the palace as Sans Souci Park. Sans Souci is the French word which literally means “without cares”. During its construction Fredrick tried to install a fountain in the park, but in vain. The fountain remained unused for almost 100 years until the discovery of steam engine. The park has a terracing of Vineyard and to mark the connection between fruit, Vegetable and Flower, Goddesses Flora and Pomona were decorated at the entrance.

9 The Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

The Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

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Recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Master-of-Nets Garden, is situated at Suzhou in China. The garden was designed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and is a residential garden famous as Wangshiyuan in Chinese. The garden has a pond surrounded by pathways and also has a small Pavilion. Piles of yellow stones forming mountains and tiny bridge called the “Leading of Quietude” are some major attractions.

8 Stourhead, Warminster, England

Stourhead, Warminster, England

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Stourhead is a 1,072 hectare estate at the source of the river Stour in Warminster, England. There is a mansion called Stourhead House, which is a palladium Mansion, having exquisite art collection and regency Library. Another work of genius is artificially created lake in the park. When the park was first opened, it was described as “a living work of art” by a magazine.

7 Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

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Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild are seven themed gardens surrounding a magnificent villa located at seaside in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in France. Each of the gardens has different themes and the structure of the garden seems like that of ship surrounded by sea on its side. The centre of attraction is the French Garden, with a dancing fountain and a temple of love. The other gardens are Provençal garden, Lapidary Garden, Spanish Garden, Japanese Garden, Florentine Garden, and Exotic Gardens.

6 Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

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Spread in an area of 27 acres, Dumbarton Oaks is a breathtaking garden surrounding an estate. The garden was developed over a period of thirty years by owners Robert Woods Bliss, Mildred Barnes Bliss and Gardener Beatrix Farrand. Around a small blue pool there is a Roman style amphitheatre and the fountain terrace enclosed by stone walls covered with vines.

5 Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy

Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy

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A masterpiece of Italian garden is what describes the Villa d’Este garden in Tivoli, Italy. The Villa is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy. It was constructed out of dilapidated monastery by Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este. Among many fountains in the garden most astonishing ones are the Fontana Del Bicchierone, The Rometta Fountain and the Avenue of the Hundred Fountains.

4 Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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It was only after the limestone in the area exhausted; the Butchart Couple filled the land with soil from nearby farms and had an idea of creating a sunken garden in the area. The idea of garden slowly expanded to a 55-acre garden in Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The famous attractions include an Italian garden, a star pond and beautiful Sturgeon Fountain.

3 Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

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Presently acquiring 47 acres of land, Powerscourt Gardens is marked for its house and beautiful garden and was designed in the 18th century. The garden is accompanied by the highest waterfall in the Ireland. The south area of garden has a walled garden, a fish pond, grottos and terraces whereas formal tree plantation lay to the north. Designed walks are framed with cascading terraces and formal landscapes that compliment the Wicklow Mountains.

2 Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England

Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England

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Spread in more than 300 acres of the landscaped grounds, Royal Botanic Garden is the largest collection of plants. There are more than 100 things to experience and see at kew gardens. The garden is come under World Heritage Site of UNESCO and has various houses that store and grow plants. The temperate house is the world’s largest Victoria Greenhouse; The waterlily house having a pond and varieties of lilies around it; the palm house that grows and conserves thousands of plants. Among other attractions there is also a treetop walkway to have view from the top.

1 Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

Château de Versailles Garden, Versailles, France

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World’s most famous and beautiful garden, Château de Versailles, was designed by André Le Nôtre on the request of King Louis XIV, in order to magnify the glory of his Palace. It took almost 40 years to bring the garden to present glory. It is said that a lot of earth had to remove to make space for the amenities such as flower beds, the orangeries, the canals and the fountains. The earth was shifted in wheelbarrows by thousands of man working whereas trees were conveyed on the carts from the various parts of the France.

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  • Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    What an impressive list! I was hoping to see Butchart Gardens in Vancouver there and you have not let me down. Of this entire list it is the only one I have been to, but the rest look equally as beautiful.

    • So you are already visited butchart garden, lucky one 🙂

  • Hina Naz

    I am loving the 1.4 and 9 most. Simply beautiful. I love greenery.

  • Tim

    There are some gardens in your list that I have not been to but are well deserving of being placed in your top 10. They are all gorgeous.

    • So Tim, till now which gardens you have visited from the current list !!!

      • Tim

        Numbers 8, 7, 5, 4, 2, and 1

        • seems great, you are lucky man 🙂

  • Roberts

    I am somehow partial to the gardens in France because I spent most of my life in this country, so watching the amazing shot there, I feel rather nostalgic. However, the other gardens are also worth considering, as they are full of amazing flora!

    • People says France is best fit country for doing romance, is it right Roberts?

  • Kylie Wenn

    Stunning gardens.. I’d really love to go all of it someday in future~

  • mollymia

    All are so stunningly beautiful! I wish I can visit every single one of them!

  • All beautiful…..amazing and looks exciting to stroll for these places. Number 1 really has a history to count on.

  • I can imagine Downton Abbey filmed at Stourhead, Warminster, England. Love the different shades of leaves and flowers. Great places to picnic

  • Loudthinkin

    Beautiful gardens.. I really like sans souki park

  • Janine Daquio

    Whoah! I like the Butcharts, so colorful! I also like the garden in Germany too!

    • Butcharts also topped my list.

  • papaleng

    Those are remarkable gardens. If only I could visit just 5 of them, then I would be a satisfied man.

  • Brian Menendez

    They are def some beautiful places, makes me wonder if there’s anything close to it in Southern Ca.

    • how far the Dumbertan Oaks from your place?

  • Joanna Sormunen

    All of these gardens are amazingly beautiful in their own way! What a wonderful world we live in.

  • All glorious and majestic gardens! The colors of the flowers at Butcharts Gardens are unbelievable. That’s one place I would love to visit.

    • I also like it so much and it should top in my visiting places list 🙂

  • I was lucky enough to see Versailles. It’s really beautiful and tells much about their lavish history.

    • Oh so now only 9 in your visiting list !!!!

  • Janice Min

    Really love these places! 🙂 Hope that I have a chance to go to these places

    • I also hope so to visit these places once in my life !!!

  • dmhyf

    I have actually visited a couple of these gardens — Suchow and Butchart, and I agree they are beautiful and peaceful places to walk in. Which of these have you visited yourself? – Fred

  • Rebecca Wong

    They looked really beautiful! It made me want to go on a holiday desperately!

  • Beautiful pictures if not a little enhance, some amazing gardens and great suggestions I have visited all the ones you mention in the UK and would dear;y love to see more especially Château de Versailles in France.