The ten gardens illustrated here are all large scale landscapes created for the most part by powerful people of a bygone age with no expense spared. While there may be some ideas that we can adapt for use in our gardens, the main idea of his post is to provide something to enjoy in a cold and wet January. The gardens are described in an article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website.
We are excited to share with you a collection of the most engrossing, spectacular gardens from across the entire planet. These gardens are the pinnacle of landscaping and design in their respective corners of the world, for reasons that will become obvious as you read on.
From thoughtful and deep integration with local culture, faith, and history, to blindingly fresh twists on traditional gardening, there are multiple elements converging within each of these examples that sets them far and above any?(forgive the pun) garden-variety botanical displays. Each fantastical park enjoys a position of unmatched regard in its local environment, marking the centerpiece of cities, quarries, and even temples.
Our hope is that these gardening masterpieces are as inspiring for you as they have been for us, and the millions of visitors who enjoy them in person every year. While not attainable to the average home gardener, they give us something as an entire people to aspire to.
The?Bah??? Gardens combine geometric intricacy and painstaking detail into a series of nineteen terraces, extending up the northern slope of Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Surrounding the Shrine of the?B?b, the gardens offer something far beyond expansive views?of the nearby Galilee Hills and Mediterranean Sea. They are a?sprawling, tangible?expression of the human spirit itself, celebrating the work?and sacrifice of a?diverse people?over time.?It offers an affirmation of faith and?an optimistic vision of the?future.
Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world?s premier floral show gardens in an old abandoned limestone quarry owned by her industrialist husband. Situated?on?Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the Butchart garden houses some of?the world?s most renowned floral treasures. Seen?by nearly a million?visitors annually, the gardens burst with an absolute riot of color and texture.
Go to the next page to see more of these stunning masterpiece gardens from around the world.