A garden is a planned out space specifically for plants and other forms of nature. They are usually set outdoors and can have man-made and natural materials. Gardens are a great place to relax and have some nice family time. You could even hang out with your friends or plan a picnic. I am very fond of gardens and even though I have not had many chances to visit the following, I would really love to. This particular list talks about the top ten gardens in the world. Be sure to visit the whenever you are in the area, I know I will. Enjoy the read!
Ryaon-Ji is a temple in Japan and it is famous for the Zen Garden. It is considered to be one of the best examples of dry-landscape style. It is also considered as the only greatest piece of Japanese culture. The temple is surrounded by low walls and it is unknown exactly who laid the garden out. There is a stone washbasin behind the garden. It is called Tsukubai and is said to be a gift from Tokugawa Mitsukuni in the seventeenth century. It bears an inscription; ‘I learn only to be contented’.
9. MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN
This garden is one of the best landmarks in Minnesota, United States. Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen were asked to design a fountain-sculpture for this particular garden. If you are aware with his style, he uses a spoon in many of his sculptures and that spoon appeared in a huge size in this particular design. It was the theme of the entire garden. He topped the spoon off with a cherry on top literally. The cherry comes from the dining etiquette of Louis XIV and that is what the cherry imposes.
8. SHALIMAR GARDEN
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan created this garden in the city of Lahore in Pakistan. The construction of this particular garden began in 1641 A.D and was completed a year later. The garden is laid out in the form of a parallelogram and it is surrounded by a high brick wall. It is famous for the fretwork that was incorporated into the construction. These gardens were incorporated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1981 including the Lahore Fort.
7. YUYUAN GARDEN
This particular garden is said to have been built during the Mind Dynasty in China more than four hundred years ago. It is built in a very traditional Chinese style. There are many rocks, trees and ponds in the area along with dragon-lined walls. Many a times during the past four hundred years, this garden has been shut down for restoration and reopened again. After the downfall of the Pan’s family, the garden was deteriorating but it was soon restored by the local rich people and later the city government.
6. BUTCHART GARDENS
The Butchart Gardens are located in Canada and are one of the most famous ones in the world. They are situated in British Columbia and they are simply breathtaking. The gardens spread over an area of around 50 acres. These gardens are always full of colors and never in a full year is the garden ever dull. That brings many visitors to this garden from all around the world. You can visit in absolutely any season and they will be at their prime.