Karoo Desert Garden, Worchester - The Garden
is totally unique for being the only truly succulent garden on the
African continent, featuring 400 naturally occurring species and almost
70 species of birds.
and Mazes has, anno 2007, a highly acclaimed collection of
over 2400 different registered succulents from all over the world under
the open sky. Be ready for some surprises and unusual sideshows! Not an
ordinary garden, a bit weird! An unusual destination!
Island Botanic Garden - Home of the majestic Norfolk Island
Pine Araucaria heterophylla - 650 hectares which include a
Rain forest, Forestry Zone, uninhabited Phillip
Island with a vascular flora of about 68 species
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Arboreta and Botanical
Gardens from around the
Reserve Gardens of Schoenbrunn Castle (Vienna)
- Great collection of succulents (and orchids). With special arrangements succulentophiles can gain
access. The oldest recorded caudiciform succulent from Africa!
- Conifers - The largest private collection in Belgium, consisting of
more than 1800 species, varieties and cultivars.
||Interested in joining a private
International Conifer Discussion Group? Visit: Conifer
- Bromeliad species in South Brazil Habitat. A regional
descriptive inventory with links to lists of species, photos,
bibliography, special topics. Biogeographical information on the biota
of southern Brazil.
Botanical Garden - 35 hectares with over 3000 plants - over
250 different species. Collections of plant species from all over the
world including Metasequioia, Para rubber tree and Ginkgo. A collection
of large sized cacti species are arranged outdoors. Near Varna explore a fabulous
petrified forest: Pobitite Kamani (Rammed Stones) - an unique geological
phenomenon with seven groups scattered in a circle with a radius of 3
km. The stone figures, up to 6 meters in height, were formed by timeless
erosion about 50 million years ago and hold in various forms of
Victoria, British Columbia - 55 acres of spectacular views and exquisite displays
- four gardens: sunken, Japanese, rose and Italian. The Sunken
Garden began as an ugly limestone pit in 1904. It is now a National Historic Site,
attracting over 1 million garden visitors each year.
of the Butchart Gardens
Garden, 2,339 acres nestled on the USA and Canadian border;
reflecting pools and over 150,000 flowers splash the grounds of the
- The prototype of all classical Chinese gardens; some parts date to the 11th
Century. The classical gardens of Suzhou were designed and built by great
masters of different dynasties, employing extraordinary methods and techniques.
Valued highly for their several hundred years of age are the Ginkgoes in the
Lingering Garden, the Wisteria in the Humble Administrator's Garden and the
Sabina chinensis in the Master-of-Nets garden
||Witch's Broom Garden, Jan Slama's extensive
of unusual and dwarf conifers derived from witch's brooms. His 30 years
of collecting resulted in more than two thousand cultivars, including
rare trees and shrubs. His web site contains information about his
garden and his broom hunting trips.
- Located in the south of France, the Arboretum is dedicated to the
conservation of rare and endangered conifers.
Cactus Francophone - Extensive information on French Gardens
of Plantes - First Botanical Garden in Paris!
Garden - located at Giverny is a
mecca for garden lovers. The garden's most recognized feature is
a painted wooden Japanese-style bridge which crosses the famous
Become a member of one of the worlds leading Horticultural
||Gardens of Ubud,
Bali, founded by Stefan Reisner, established to safeguard Bali’s
precious flora. The garden include an Orchid and Bromeliad
Garden and a vast collection of ferns, palms, bamboos and
||Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa (Six
Attributes Garden) dates back to the Enpo Period(1673-81) and was
destroyed by fire in 1759. After a complete restoration the garden
opened to the public in 1874. Flora: 8,750 trees and 183 species of
plants. The garden is well known for its Karasaki Pine, Flying Geese
Bridge, the oldest fountain in Japan and the Yukitsuri, a technique for
preserving pines, azaleas and fruit trees from heavy snow. Trees are
given extra support by bamboo poles with ropes stretched from the top of a tree to the lower
branches like an umbrella to protect it from snow damage in winter. Photo Gallery
Garden, Okayama was build in the 17th
century and incorporates the surrounding hills and castle into the
landscape. The garden features waterfalls, ponds, pavilions and a miniature
forest. The greenhouse is filled with orchids and cacti.
Garden, Mito is most
famous for its over three thousand plum
trees of 100 varieties. A plum festival is held annually from end of
February throughout March.
Other features include a bamboo grove, cedar woods and the Kobuntei, a
traditional Japanese style building.
||Keukenhof Gardens, a
32 hectares (70-acre ) showcase for the Dutch
flower industry. The history of Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century
and were part of the estate belonging to the castle of Slot Teylingen.
Today it is one of the best-known attractions in the country.
de Haar Tuinen Hoevelaken - 6 interconnecting gardens, each with a
distinct character of 2 hectares. Ideal for group visits, now open to
the public. Over 2500 different plants to see - some rare and unusual.
An unique landscape in the middle of an ancient wooded swamp.
Botanical Gardens - Cacti Collection - about 600 species, varieties
and forms. The rare succulent collection is presented with 400
taxa - Photo: Peter Lapshin
The best Plant Resources from around the World
for Bromeliads, Cacti and Succulents, Conifers and Orchids.
Botanical Instituation in Tanglin was founded in 1859. The 52-ha garden
is known for it's
National Orchid Garden which boasts 20,000 plants, more than 1,000
species and 2,000 hybrids, the largest display of orchids in the world.
Collection houses about 650,000 specimens concentrating on the Malaysian
outside of Båstad, est. in 1906
ranks amongst the best in Sweden. There are a multitude of gardens in
different styles, magnificently formed garden rooms in the style of the
1920s.The garden was founded by Rudolf Abelin. Gå på upptäcksfärd på sidan!
||Visit an exquisite Private Exotic
Collection featuring the Aristocrats of the Rain Forest:
Sukkulentensammlung Zürich (ZSS) - A Succulent collection of 8,500
species from over 50 different plant families. The collection covers an
area of about 4750 m2 with six show buildings. Photo: Picture Newsletter
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Arboreta and Botanical Gardens
from around the
|Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk
is world renowned for its plant collection set in a park like meadow. Adrian Bloom's famous Foggy
Bottom Garden has been developed to create a garden for year round
||Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
- nestles at the head of the beautiful Loch Fyne in Argyll, Scotland - host of tallest trees
British Gardens - A guide to some of the most beautiful gardens to visit
||Drummond Castle Gardens,
Scotland - The Castle is most
famous for it's magnificent Italianate parterre gardens, one of the
finest formal gardens in Europe, originally laid out in 1630.
||Hillier Gardens - greatest collections of hardy trees
and shrubs, including several national collections
||Leonardslee Gardens is one of England's most
spectacular gardens - 240 acres of lakes and gardens
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||Cox Arboretum and
Gardens, GA - one of the largest private collection of temperate flora featuring over 2000 living
Lake Gardens, MI -
The Harper Collection of dwarf and rare conifers with over 500
accessions displayed on 5 acres
Tropical Bot. Gardens), Hawaii - Here among 186 acres of plantings exists the
largest ex situ collection of native Hawaiian plants. Extensive
collections of palms, Rubiaceae, cycads, heliconias, bromeliads,
orchids, and flowering trees.
de Concord, MI -
Conifers from around the world grown in Michigan, USA - A
National Wildlife Federation certified Wildlife Habitat
|| Harry P. Leu Gardens,
FL, Orlando's Scenic Garden Setting, largest Camellia collection,
tropical stream garden
Bartram's Garden, PA - a 45-acre site includes a Botanical
Garden, meadow, parkland and a wetland.
|| Limahuli Garden and Preserve
- (Nat. Trop. Bot. Gardens) Hawaii, extends over 1,000 acres in a verdant tropical valley covering three
distinct ecological zones. Water, soil & rare plant conservation!
Lovett Pinetum Charitable Foundation was established in 1996
to gain practical knowledge of the best methods for growing many species
of pine trees under defined conditions. Now the Lovett Pinetum manages
79 acres - three Units in three different States. All you want to know about Pines, you will find it
on the Pinetum's web site!
Park Horticultural Conservatory - The finest collections of
cacti, succulents, shrubs, and arid-land bulbs grown under glass
Batanical Garden, VA - The conifer garden is a mixture of
specimens and dwarf conifer varieties.
MO - 915 acres of rolling hills and windswept meadows
||Santa Barbara Botanic
formerly Blaksley Botanic Garden, California - is noted for
its collection of desert and subtropical ornamental plants.