Planning a trip? Here are a few suggestions – but it’s a big wide world out there so this is not a comprehensive list, just some ideas for gardens you may not be aware of.
Australian National Botanic Garden, Canberra.
George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Cairns Botanic Gardens.
Paronella Park Heritage Gardens.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda.
Botanic Gardens, Townsville, including the Palmetum.
Garden of the Sleeping Giant, near Nadi. The former home and orchid garden of the late American actor Raymond Burr.
National Tropical Botanical Garden (four sites on the islands, one in Miami).
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Apia, has a large garden too.
Kebun Raya Botanical Garden, Bali.
Chelsea Physic Garden, London’s oldest botanical garden.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Greater London, and don’t forget Wakehurst, an outreach of Kew, near Hayward’s Heath, Sussex.
RHS Wisley, near Woking, Surrey.
Oxford Botanic Garden, the country’s oldest – 400 years in 2021.
Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire.
Beth Chatto’s Gardens, near Colchester, Essex.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. The famed garden of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson.
Great Dixter, East Sussex. Brought to prominence by the late Christopher Lloyd.
National Collections of Birches & Alders, Stone Lane Gardens, (Dartmoor National Park) Devon.
The Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall.
David Austin Rose Gardens, Albrighton, Wolverhampton.
National Collection of Hydrangeas, Darley Park, Derby, Staffordshire.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens – 200 years old in 2017.
International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon.
International Waterlily Collection, San Angelo, Texas.