Wow, Hello loves. It has been too long in my last post. So I will tell you briefly why such a long time-lapse! WORK! lol. Life huh!? So I started this new awesome job! I am a gardener!! lol. It is such a rewarding job. Okay so I wake up super early for no reason and get ready and have to be there at nine, which does not explain why I am almost always up at 5 am. Not cool! But before I start on why I am so exhausted let’s get to the fun stuff. I wanted to write this post because I am a gardener and also want to share about a few famous gardens around the world! But first one house we went to till and prepare the land at had several hundred square feet of gardens. It was such a massive house that people think it’s a motel! I will upload a picture of the garden and house once I take a few. As I am learning every day, there is so much working into gardening and its upkeep. it is so rewarding but the work is more than tiresome! As a gardener I love being outside and getting the fresh air. it’s also fun being a part of life. The weeding, tilling, hoeing and watering just breaks ones back. BUT, the light at the end of the tunnel is being able to sit in the peace and tranquillity of it! Okay so I am so ready to dive in.!! Lets go around the world and see and learn about the different gardens and their history!
Isola Bella (Lago Maggiore, Italy)
The cool thing about this garden is that is was originally a small fishing village in Borrowmean island of Largo Maggiore in north Italy. It is such a romantic garden in that the guy who wanted it built did it for his wife. “Carlo III of the influential House of Borromeo began the construction of a palazzo dedicated to his wife, Isabella D’Adda, from whom the island takes its name.” -isola Bella wiki
This garden was started in 1632. What fascinated me was that Napoleon and his wife went and saw this garden. So many people wanted to have it as their own but were denied. Instead of giving up they bought land next to it so they could enjoy it! Very cool I thought. Thanks too google here are some images of the garden.
The other garden that fascinated me was……..
Huntington Desert Garden (San Marino, California, U.S.A)
“The Huntington Desert Garden is one of the largest and oldest assemblages of cacti and other succulents in the world. Nearly 100 years old, it has grown from a small area on the Raymond fault scarp when in 1907-1908 William Hertrich brought in plants from local nurseries, private residences, public parks, and from collection trips to the Southwest and Mexican deserts.”-huntington.org/desertgarden/
Jardim Botânico de Curitiba (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil)
“The Curitiba Botanical Garden and Botanical Garden Francisca Maria Garfunkel Richbieter , pays homage to the city planner Francisca Maria Garfunkel Rischbieter (a pioneer in urban planning work of Curitiba) [ 1 ] and is one of the main sights of the city of Curitiba , Capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná . It is located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood . In 2007 it was the most voted monument in an election to choose the Seven Wonders of Brazil, promoted by the Mapa-Mundi site. “-wiki/Jardim_Botânico_de_Curitiba
Yuyuan Garden (Shanghai, China)
“Yu Garden was first built-in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan as a comfort for his father, the minister Pan En, in his old age. Pan Yunduan began the project after failing one of the imperial exams, but his appointment as governor of Sichuan postponed construction for nearly twenty years until 1577. The garden was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai, but eventually its expense helped ruin the Pans.”-wiki/Yu_Garden
Drummond Castle (Perthshire, Scotland)
“Drummond Castle is located in Perthshire, Scotland. The castle is known for its gardens, described by Historic Scotland as “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland.” It is situated in Muthill parish, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Crieff. The castle comprises a tower house built-in the late 15th century, and a 17th-century mansion, both of which were rebuilt in Victorian times. The gardens date to the 1630s, although they too were restructured in the 19th century. The formal gardens are protected as a category A listed building, and are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.”-wiki/Drummond_Castle
Last but not least is this fascinating garden in………….I thought is was interesting. As you notice I thought it would be better for you guys to just read what they wrote about these gardens instead of me trying to paraphrase. 🙂
Keukenhof Gardens (Lisse, Netherlands)
“Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkøːkə(n)ˌɦɔf]), also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres).
Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” (Duin- en Bollenstreek).
Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.”-wiki/Keukenhof