People who need a break, are stressed, or feel the need to travel are advised by counseling experts to go on a vacation and unwind. The change of environment helps speed up the “healing process” while invigorating the mind and improving your overall wellness. Gardens are a great place to visit because it can effectively reduce stress levels and promote relaxation, plus, the views are fantastic!
To help you make the most out of your free time and enjoy a stress-free getaway while being surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, here the top six best gardens you can visit around the world.
Mauritius National Botanical Garden
This iconic garden is situated in beautiful Pamplemousses, Mauritius, a small nation in East Africa, and is considered the oldest botanical garden in Africa. It was initially a private garden to François Mahé de Labourdonnais. Since then, it has expanded, currently holding over 650 plant variations and over 80 varieties of palm trees found throughout the world. If you’re looking for a remote place with lush greens, flowers, and historical background, add this garden to your bucket list.
The Keukenhof Gardens, or ‘ Garden of Europe’ in the Netherlands, is the world’s biggest botanical garden, is one of the best places to visit to bask in colorful budding flowers. The 80-acre park has over seven species of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, making it a vibrant place that anyone can enjoy. The park is open from March to May, but April is the best time to visit it if you’re after the budding tulips.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Many dub the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as the most beautiful garden in Africa, located in Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The park boasts several trails leading throughout the mountain slopes, allowing you to enjoy the crisp fresh air and breathtaking scenery. You can do many things at this location, from hiking the steep slopes of Table Mountain, tackling the “Boomslang” (130 m-long tree-top walkway), or just enjoying the surroundings.
Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden in Canada is one of the biggest flower gardens globally, boasting over 185 acres of land, consisting of theme-based gardens like Japanese and Chinese gardens. It houses over 20,000 plant species and over ten massive greenhouses.
Gardens of Versailles
This picturesque garden is situated near the Palace of Versailles in France, boasting over 2,000 acres of breathtaking land filled with flowers, fountains, and sculptures that have been around since Louis XIV’s time. It’s known for its unique symmetrical design and prim overall vibe, making it a garden genuinely fit for a king.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens or “City in a Garden” in Singapore is the most popular green-space in the country, boasting an array of flowering splendors covering its entire 60-acre land, adding a bit of vibrancy in the modern city. Additionally, the garden itself is over 100 years old, making it one of the oldest parks in Asia and the only tropical garden in the world honored by the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gardens are the perfect spaces for contemplation and creativity that allow you to immerse yourself with nature, reducing stress, and promoting better overall health and wellness. Visit any of the gardens mentioned to reduce stress, rejuvenate your soul, and generally have a good time.