Posted on Mar 03, 2011 | Comments 0
Everybody appreciates 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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
The gardens in the wonderful city of Canberra are home to the biggest collection of native Australian plants. There are over 5,500 different species of flora on show here.
4. Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens attract thousands of tourists each year. They’re about 50 miles down the road from Toronto, and total close to 1,000 hectares in size.
5. Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
This is probably the most popular of all the botanical gardens throughout France. 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.
6. 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.
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