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Botanical Garden ToursWe have assembled short samplings of botanical garden photos from around the world for your enjoyment and presented to familiarize you with images from those gardens. The photography presented here were taken by visitors to those gardens and credits for their art have been noted on each photograph.

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Royal Botanic Garden, Kew
Country: England
www.kew.org

This world famous garden contains,more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is the largest in the world, has over 7 million preserved plant specimens and much more. This botanical research and educational institution is located between Richmond and Kew in southwest London.


Keukenhof “Garden of Europe”
Country: Netherlands
www.keukenhof.nl

Known as the Garden of Europe and as the worlds largest flower garden. It has been reported that nearly 7 million bulbs are planted each year.

Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather. This garden is located near Lisse in the Netherlands.


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL USA
www.fairchildgarden.org

Fairchild Gardens is a botanic garden and resource center in Coral Gables features collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. Fairchild Gardens features numerous art shows and educational exhibits that change throughout the year and displays thousands of plant species and collections from around the world.


Garden of The Groves
Midshipman Road
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas
www.thegardenofthegroves.com

Garden of the Groves is a beautiful experience on Grand Bahama Island featuring lush flowering gardens, a meditative labyrinth, children's playground and much more. The Garden Cafe provides great al fresco dining among the flowers. A hill top authentic Bahamian chapel is a wonderful venue for wedding ceremonies.


Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Avenue
Victoria, BC Canada
www.butchartgardens.com

The Butchart Gardens is one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th-century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, The Gardens has retained much of its original design, and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays.


McKee Botanical Gardens
350 U.S. Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL USA
www.mckeegarden.org

McKee Botanical gardens is a historic garden in the subtropical setting of Vero Beach, maintained by a private non-profit organization for education and enjoyment. It’s mission of "nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting is for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all."


Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, FL USA
www.morikami.org

The gardens at this Japanese cultural center in Delray Beach (Florida) include a paradise garden and various styles of rock and Zen gardens. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with rotating exhibitions in its galleries and tea ceremonies performed monthly in its Seishin-an tea house.


Chinese Scholar's Garden
New York, NY USA
www.snug-harbor.org/chinese.html

The Chinese Scholar's Garden, which is a part of the Staten Island Botanical Garden is located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in New York City. The garden was constructed with the support of many partners, including the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the City of New York, the Landscape Architecture Company of China, the Metropolitan Chinese American Community, various private foundations, and hundreds of individuals and corporate donors.

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