March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day. In order to celebrate, we’ve collected pictures of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Claude Monet’s Garden, France
Monet’s Gardens are exactly like his paintings – brightly colored, romantic, and slightly disorganized. Monet lived on the countryside property for over 43 years, while carefully cultivating his garden. The area is divided into several flowerbeds, creating a variety of volume and height, and well as fruit and ornamental trees creating even more depth. The central path of the garden is covered by iron arches with climbing roses. The garden is open to visitors from March to November.
Dubai Miracle Garden, United Arab Emirate
The Dubai Miracle Garden launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013. The garden spreads over 72,000 square meters and features 109 million planted flowers. The outdoor garden has multiple horizontal and vertical flower displays. The garden is also home to the world’s largest indoor butterfly sanctuary, which houses over 15,000 butterflies from 26 species. The garden is open from October to April.
Keukenhof Garden, The Netherlands
The Keukenhof Gardens display over 75,000 tulips in over 600 varieties. The tulips create a sea of bright colors and attract visitors from all over the world. It is the second largest flower garden on Earth, only second to the Dubai Miracle Gardens. The garden is only open in the Spring for visitors.
Biltmore House & Gardens, U.S.A.
The Biltmore estate was owned by the famed American family, the Vanderbilts. The house’s garden includes acres of formal and informal garden design. Experts work year round the preserve the vision of the original landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. The gardens include a Rose Garden that features more than 250 varieties. The garden also recently installed solar panels for sustainability and is looked at as the model of forest conservation.
Byodoin Temple, Kyoto
Located in Kyoto, Japan is the Byodoin Temple and its elegant garden. The Temple was originally created for powerful politician, Michinaga Fujiwara. However, today it is known for its picturesque landscape, with its beautiful gardens and the main hall, as a backdrop. Japan is known for having amazing wisteria flowers, and this garden is no exception. The wisteria, here, are said to be 0ver 250-years-old.