Friday, 4 November 2011

5 Best gardens around the world

Maybe you have an imagine, being in the middle of beautiful and colorful flower garden when you are young. The fresh scent of flowers was very reassuring. Your imagination continues to drift meets pleasure and serenity of nature, takes you to a very pleasant garden tour . When your eyes open, the stretch of colorful flower pins through in to your eyes. Adding to the coolness that is created from the scents permeates into your lungs. Especially if you can feel it with your partner that you love. The appreciates from the beauty and lovely smell of colorful fresh flowers and plants. If you’d like to see some of the best collections of plant life in the world there are many botanical gardens you can choose to wander through. These are some of the best on the globe.

1.Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
One of the world’s foremost botanical gardens, located in Paris. It was founded in 1626 as a royal garden of medicinal plants and was first opened to the public in 1650. Under the superintendence of G.-L.L. Buffon (1739–88) the garden was greatly expanded, and it developed into a centre of scientific study associated with such prominent figures of early French botany and zoology as the Jussieu brothers, Georges Cuvier, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. This is probably the most popular of all the botanical gardens throughout France. Three hectares are devoted to horticultural displays of decorative plants. An Alpine garden has 3000 species with world-wide representation. Specialized buildings, such as a large Art Deco wintergarden, and Mexican and Australian hothouses display regional plants, not native to France. The Rose Garden, created in 1990, has hundreds of species of roses and rose trees. They sit on a 28 hectare parcel of land to the left of the River Seine in Paris. The site is also home to a botanical school where students take care of the plants and learn how to construct gardens.

2.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
These popular gardens feature over 30,000 different plant species and its herbarium contains over 7 million different varieties. The gardens are over 250 years old as they opened way back in 1759. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, is 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London, England. The Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is responsible for the world's largest collection of living plants. The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens.

3. National Botanic Garden of Belgium
These spectacular gardens lie in the grounds of historical Bouchout Castle. There are over 18,000 different flora species and the herbarium has over 3 million preserved plants in its collection about 6% of all known plant species of the world. Half are in greenhouses, the other half, including cultivated and indigenous plants, are outdoors. The gardens are grouped around the castle and lake of the Bouchout domain. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of living plants in addition to a herbarium of over 3 million specimens. The current garden was established in 1958 after it moved from the centre of Brussels; the former site is now the Botanical Garden of Brussels. Researchers at the garden conduct research particularly on Belgian and African plants.

4.Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The gardens is the wonderful to the biggest collection of native Australian plants. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild.There are over 5,500 different species of flora on show here. A large site for the gardens was set aside on Black Mountain. The Gardens has tenure over 90 hectares on Black Mountain. About 40 hectares are currently developed as the Botanic Gardens. Plans for the development of the remaining land are on hold until funds are available.

5. New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx, USA
You might not think of the Bronx as the type of place to exhibit wonderful flowers, but the New York Botanical Garden attracts close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have numerous flower shows and exhibits, and they are just over 100 hectares in size. The Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458 and contains 50 different gardens and plant collections. Sightseers can easily spend a day admiring the serene cascade waterfall, wetlands and a 50-acre (20 ha) tract of original, old-growth New York forest, never logged, containing oaks, American beeches, cherry, birch, tulip and white ash trees — some more than two centuries old. At the heart of the Garden are 50 acres (20 ha) of old-growth forest, the largest remnant the original forest which covered all of New York City before the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century. The forest itself is split by the Bronx River, the only fresh water river in New York City, and includes a riverine canyon and rapids.


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