Discovering Inspiring Architectural Gardens Around The World
Hello green space lovers ! Today, we’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of some of the world’s inspiring architectural gardens. Let’s take a breath of fresh air.
Louis XIV had a vision : a magnificent castle surrounded by gardens equally majestic. Hence, he entrusted André Le Nôtre with the task of bringing this to life. And it wasn’t a one-man job. Over nearly 40 years, with the help of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Charles Le Brun, and, later, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, these gardens came to life. Just imagine Louis, examining every detail of every plan… Impressive, right ?
Welcome to Deanery Garden ! Born from the brilliant mind of architect Edwin Lutyens and the botanical talents of Gertrude Jekyll, this Arts and Crafts gem is a blend of design and nature. This site speaks of talent and history.
Imagine a garden stretching for a quarter-mile, offering breathtaking views over Nassau Harbor. Paradise Island’s Versailles Gardens are just that. The central Bermuda grass pathway, flanked by rock formations and purple Bougainvilleas, creates a fairy-tale ambiance.
New York City, USA
Ah, the Big Apple ! Among its skyscrapers and bustling pace hides Little Island. Think of it as a park suspended between reality and fantasy. Rising from the remnants of Pier 54, this park, designed by Heatherwick Studio and M.N.L.A., offers a diverse landscape and cultural blend.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro is more than just a garden ; it’s a celebration of biodiversity. Nestled at the foot of Corcovado, it hosts over 6,000 species of plants and trees, including an impressive collection of 900 palm varieties. Protected by the Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional and recognized by UNESCO, this place invites you to experience nature’s abundance.
If you’re passionate about outdoor architecture, do check out our article “Luxury Outdoor Architecture : Iconic Designs And Landmark Structures“.
So there you have it, our global garden tour wraps up here. But every journey leads to another.