Best famous gardens to visit

Jan 18, 2020, 10:26 AM | Updated: 10:27 am
Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse, Netherlands...
Colorful spring flowers in a park. Location is Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse, Netherlands

Don’t forget to add these to your bucket list! This list of famous gardens is extremely entrancing and a major must see in your lifetime. We are taking you around the globe to some of our top picks of KSL Greenhouse’s favorite famous gardens.

Keukenhof Gardens – Lisse

Keukenhof Gardens, near Lisse, Netherlands

  • Largest bulb garden in the world
  • 80 acres of gardens
  • Since 1949 (63 years)
  • 100 different varieties
  • 7 million bulbs planted by hand
  • It takes 2 months to plant
  • Open for 2 months
  • 900,000 visitors each year

Longwood Botanical Gardens – Pennsylvania

Longwood Garden, Pennsylvania.

  • Began as Pierce’s Park (1800’s)
  • 15 acre arboretum
  • Pierre S. duPont (1906)
  • 1,077 acres
  • 4.5 acres of greenhouse
  • 1 million visitors per year

Japanese GardensPortland, Oregon

Japanese Flat Garden Portland Oregon

  • Built in 1967
  • 5 ½ acres
  • 5 garden styles
  • Strolling Pond garden
  • Tea garden
  • Natural garden
  • Flat garden
  • Sand and Stone

“I believe this garden to be the most authentic Japanese garden, including those in Japan.“

Nobuo Matsunaga, Ambassador from Japan to the United States (1998)

Kew Gardens – London, England

Kew botanical gardens

  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 2 million visitors a year
  • Built in 1759
  • 300 acres
  • Plethora of different attractions
  • Children’s Garden
  • Courses offered

Bellingrath Gardens – Theodore, AL

Bellingrath Gardens

  • Built in 1932
  • 65-acre botanical garden
  • 400 varieties of camellias
  • large plantation garden
  • exquisite hibiscus collection


Whether they are close to home or across the country, these gardens will entrance you from the moment you arrive. We know we are daydreaming of these beautiful botanical landscapes, which garden is at the top of your list to see?

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