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World Famous Flower Gardens: 14 Breathtaking Photos

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It’s that time of year again, for 5 glorious days, it’s the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (29th March – 2nd April). A place for flower lovers and green thumbs to see breathtaking floral displays and inspirational gardens. It’s a destination certainly on my bucket list along with the very famous Chelsea Flower Show. To get you ready for such an event, I thought we could take a closer look at some world-famous flower gardens. Although I must say my research has just added to my bucket list, sigh.

Let’s start with one enormous floral installation the famous flower carpet in front of Grand Place, Belgium. Every two years, since the early 70’s, around August time, hundreds of volunteers create this spectacular display in front of Brussels’ town hall.

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Flower Carpet in Brussels | Image courtesy of Shutterstock

It honours Belgium’s status as the world’s largest grower of begonias. Every time a carpet is created, it is a different design full of colour and exquisite patterns. I have read that it only takes about 4 hours to assemble, if this is true, I guess many hands make light work!

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Beautiful Begonias | Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan

Then I found what can only be described as heaven on earth, the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan. The colours of vivid blues, purples, mauves and pinks are simply amazing.

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Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan | Image via https://mymodernmet.com

I can only imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it would be to wander around the dreamy pathways of the wisteria tunnel or perhaps having a peaceful picnic under the ceiling of flowers? Who wants to come with me?

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Heavenly Wisteria | Image via Pinterest

Claude Monet’s Flower Garden, France

Claude Monet’s house and garden in Giverny, northern France is on my personal bucket list.  On my travels, I have been fortunate enough to view some of his famous water lilies paintings (he painted around 250 of them in this series).  I can only image the gardens themselves are just as breathtaking.

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Claude Monet’s home and flower garden | Image by Ariane Cauderlier

He designed the gardens around his home so carefully, the view would change with the seasons.  From spring with flowering bulbs such as tulips to summer with the tallest of sunflowers.

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The main entrance in Summer | Image by Ariane Cauderlier

Dubai Miracle Garden, United Arab Emirates

I’m sure if you came across this garden that is literally located in the Dubai desert, you would think it was a mirage.  It is a fantasy land stretching 72,000 square meters, gaining it the title of the world’s largest natural flower garden.

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Dubai Miracle Garden | Image by Thomas Jonczy

To me, it looks like heaven on earth and every kid’s dream, from flower houses…….

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Dubai’s Miracle Garden flower house | Image by Vikramjit Kakati

Trains and cars……

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Flower train and cars | Image by David Duncan

To giant flower peacocks…….

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Flower peacock | Image by David Duncan

Pyramids and love heart arches.  I can’t even image the amount of time it would take to care and maintain this garden that was established in 2013.  All for the delight of visitors from all around the world, it’s my kind of Disneyland!

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Flower Heart Arches | Image by Joe Inserra

Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands

Keukenhof, dutch for “Kitchen Garden” is one of the most beautiful seasonal spring gardens in the world.  It displays more than 7 million flowering bulbs in an array of colours including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.  As a visitor to the garden, you can take a tour by bike or on foot and even stop at one of the garden restaurants and cafes.

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Keukenhof Gardens | Image by Peta Chow

Versailles Garden, France

Versailles Garden, made famous by French King Louis 14th in 1661 when he took it over and began it’s development and expansion. He used the best architects, painters and landscape designers to work on his life project.  More than 6 million tourists flock to Versailles every year to see the meticulously manicured lawns, parterres of flowers, sculptures, and fountains, all located throughout the garden.

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Versailles Garden, France | Image by SC Troyenne

Butchart Garden, Canada

Butchart Garden in Canada was created by Robert Pim Butchart and his wife Jannie.   They started a small garden near their house while exploring nearby rich limestone deposits in Owen Sound, Ontario.   Once the quarry was exhausted in 1909 they decided to turn the sunken landscape into a garden with magnificent results.

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Butchart Gardens | Image by Richard Volz

Soon the weather will turn colder, so this winter when the all the autumn leaves are gone and the trees are bare, just think, spring is around the corner and gardens even from a small courtyard to world famous, are most beautiful in spring.

Imagery and references with thanks from; Shutterstock, Pinterest, flickr.com, wikipedia.org, fondation-monet.com, keukenhof.nl

 

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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  1. Amazing flower garden. The Dubai Miracle Garden has 45 million flowers in 72,000sqm area and all are surrounded by a flower-decked wall. I wish to visit this garden soon. Thanks for your lovely post.

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      Wouldn’t it be amazing to see the Dubai Miracle Garden in person! Thank you, glad you enjoyed reading my blog 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing ! I have been to both Versailles Garden and the Butchart Garden in Canada and everytime I see that image of Butchart it reminds me of my visit many years ago. I have just returned from visiting 6 gardens in the South East of England among them Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent and Great Dixter in Sussex. Fabulous time of the year to visit and see the beautiful displays of Spring/Summer flowers. Maybe I will be blessed with the chance to visit Dubai again and see their latest creation.

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