Most people construct garden for enjoyment and for love of nature. Others create garden for attraction and
beautification of environment. See some of the world’s most beautiful and unique gardens.
The Floral Clock Garden is a unique garden that will certainly catch your attention. It is part of the Queen Victoria
Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. It’s a part of Melbourne’s memorial to Queen Victoria. It is situated on 4.8
hectares or 12 acres opposite the Victorian Arts Center and National Gallery of Victoria.
Bonsai plants are truly amazing and this beautiful and peculiar garden called Bonsai Forest is located in Penjing
Gardens of Pagoda Yunyan Ta or Cloud Rock Pagoda in Suzhou, China. This type of garden is known as
Chinese (Scholar’s) Garden, a place for solitary or social contemplation of nature.
This stunningly beautiful and lovely garden of tulips of different colors is perhaps the most attractive and most
beautiful garden in the world. This Spring Garden is located in Keukenhof, the Netherlands.
Pyramids are not just tombs for pharaohs they can also be used in gardens. The unique Pyramid Glasshouse is
part of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney in Australia. It is one of the largest of three major botanical gardens
open to the public in Sydney and is free to access and open every day of the year.
These thousands of bright and pretty flowers aren’t painting or plastic flowers either. These are real tulip flowers
located at the Garden of the Provinces and Territories in Canada.
This type of garden is called Formal Garden and is located at the Abbaye de Valloires, Picardy and laid out by
Gilles Clement in 1987.
The picture above is another example of Formal Garden. It’s the Sissinghurst Castle Garden in England.
This Cacti House is located in Botanical Garden in Berlin, Germany. This botanical garden is considered one of
the most important gardens in the world, with area of 43 hectares and around 22,000 different plant species.
This lovely and intricate design of a garden is called Renaissance Garden. This particular example of
Renaissance Garden is located in Pieskowa Skała or Pieskowa Rock, Poland.
This elegant garden with lovely ornamental plants is located at the Missouri Botanical Garden, a botanical garden
located in St. Louis, Missouri. The spiraling design of plants around the statue makes the garden unique.
Rose is perhaps the most popular flower in the world. This Rose Garden is located in Roseraie du Val-de-Marne,
a garden devoted to roses which was established in 1899. It is regarded as the first ever garden dedicated
exclusively to roses. Roseraie du Val-de-Marne has a total of 13,100 rose bushes featuring 3200 species and
Another beautiful type of garden is Back Garden. A house, a building or a palace is beautiful if it has a Front
Garden and more beautiful if it has a Back Garden too. This example of Back Garden is in Umaid Bhawan Palace
located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. This palace is one of the world’s largest private residences.
These beautiful garden, or should I say – farm, of tulips of assorted colors is located in Oregon, USA. These lovely
and colorful flowers were used in Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon in 2007.
Checkered Garden is a peculiar type of garden I would like to try because it simply looks elegant and challenging
too. The attractive picture of Checkered Garden shown above is in Tours, France
This lovely garden is located in Waddesdon Manor in England. This unique design of a garden is called Parterre,
a formal garden construction on a level surface consisting of planting beds, edged in stone or tightly clipped
hedging and gravel paths arranged to form a pleasing, usually symmetrical pattern.
The Kitchen Garden is not a garden located in a kitchen. It is a space separated from the rest of the residential
garden – the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Vegetable Gardens may be a little humble vegetable plot. It is a
source of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design based
on repetitive geometric patterns.
One of the most challenging types of garden is the Japanese Rock Gardens. These are a living work of art in
which the plants and trees are ever changing with the seasons. As they grow and mature, they are constantly
sculpted to maintain and enhance the overall experience; hence, a Japanese Garden is never the same and
never really finished. It is also known as Dry Landscape Gardens and often called “Zen Gardens” because they
were influenced mainly by Zen Buddhism and can be found at Zen temples of meditation.
Tropical Gardens are no longer exclusive to tropical areas. They can also be found now in places with colder
climates. Tropical gardens in colder climates are made possible by carefully choosing plants and flowers. The
picture of tropical garden above is located on the Portuguese island of Madeira.