5. Appeltern Gardens, Netherlands
(The Dutch Lifestyle fair “Fleurig” (Garden and Plants fair) will be held for the first time at the Appeltern Gardens in The Netherlands
from June the 14th till June 21th every year.
Walk through 200 different gardens (designed by well-known garden and landscape architects ) spread over 22 acres in the Gardens of Appeltern. A variety of garden products and exclusive furniture are being exposed.
There are also a lot of activities to do like workshops (painting) , demonstrations and tours.
Tickets are available at the entrance for € 12,50.)
Worlitz Garden, Germany
Its inherent power and beauty of Worlitz Gardens wins it’s plaudits from all visitors. All the buildings and much of the atmosphere of the place was directly inspired by a variety of English gardens, including Stourhead, but its true genius lies in the way the lakes, topography and woodland areas have been manipulated to create different moods and vistas.
In fact, water covers a third of the available space. The prince of England interest extended to new industry and natural history .
3. Giardino di Ninfa, italy
After visiting the Giardino di Nifa garden near Rome, many people list Ninfa as their favourite garden of all. It has an atmosphere all its own, perhaps because of the unique way it came into being.
planting flowers, trees and shrubs. Even in its derelict years, Ninfa had been well known for its wildflowers. The town hall was converted into a house, overlooked by a fortified tower that still stands sentinel.
There are carpets of cyclamens and other bulbous plants in spring, and later hydrangeas, roses, clematis and numerous tender or rare species.
2. Stourhead Garden, England
For many reasons the Stourhead Garden is the greatest set-piece triumph of the 18th-century English landscape movement, a garden of temples, grottoes and other mythical moments set around a mystical lake that acts as its beating heart.
This garden is often compared, with justification, to the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain, since there is a bridge, lake and classical temple in the distance: a memorably romantic vision of antiquity.
1. Villandry, France
The Jardins du Château de Villandry is a visual, sensual triumph, with the vegetables in the nine squares of the formal potager garden chosen as much for their looks as their culinary value.
Decorative structures called berceaux (like large wooden pergolas) are sited at the corners of the potager, covered in roses, while beyond this focal space are formal parterre gardens containing clipped evergreen hedges, fountains and exuberant herbaceous plantings.
This is a garden that is beautiful -and unashamedly good fun.
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