The 10 Most Beautiful and Captivating Gardens in Europe!
Gardens have a certain beauty to them that draws me in. But I’m not the type of person who goes to a park and just sits on the first bench.
I enjoy walking around them, exploring their nuances, touching the leaves of their trees (when permitted, of course), and inhaling deeply to discover their scents.
It gives me an inexplicable calmness (and according to Cal Newport, it is also very beneficial to our brain).
That is why, whenever possible, I try to visit iconic gardens during my travels around the world.
And, with all due respect to other cultures, the Europeans excelled at creating scenic, aesthetically pleasing green spaces.
In this article, I will provide you with a list of the most beautiful gardens in Europe IMHO. They are NOT by order of preference but by alphabetic order.
I hope you enjoy it, and any comments or suggestions are welcome!
Boboli Gardens (Florence, Italy)
Florence is a popular tourist destination, but it also boasts some beautiful gardens. The Boboli Gardens, part of the Pitti Palace complex in Florence, are well worth a visit.
Visit the website for hours and rates, and use Google Maps to get a glimpse of its splendor. In the high season, admission to the gardens costs EUR10, while in the off-season, it costs less. The ticket includes admission to the Porcelain Museum.
The Boboli Gardens in Florence are more akin to an outdoor museum than a garden, and they serve as inspiration for several well-known European gardens.
The Medici family bought the property and commissioned Niccolo Pericoli to develop the region in the early sixteenth century. Pericoli worked on it until his death, and his work was finished by Bartolomeo Ammannati. Later, still in the sixteenth century, Cosimo I de Medici bought the gardens and decided to establish…