Overseas

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.

AUSTRALIA

ACT:
Australian National Botanic Garden,
Canberra.

New South Wales:
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden,
Mt Tomah.
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annah.

Northern Territory:
George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden

Queensland:
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Cairns Botanic Gardens.
Paronella Park Heritage Gardens.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda.
Botanic Gardens, Townsville, including the Palmetum.

South Australia:
Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Australian Museum of Gardening at Carrick Hill.
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
Wittunga Botanic Garden

Victoria:
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria, at Cranbourne.

Western Australia:
Perth Botanic Garden
(2 sites)

PACIFIC

Fiji:
Garden of the Sleeping Giant, near Nadi. The former home and orchid garden of the late American actor Raymond Burr.

Hawaii:
National Tropical Botanical Garden (four sites on the islands, one in Miami).

Samoa:
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Apia, has a large garden too.

ASIA

Indonesia:
Kebun Raya Botanical Garden,
Bali.

Malaysia:
Perdana Botanical Garden,
Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

Singapore:
Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore Botanic Gardens.

GREAT BRITAIN

England:
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.

Scotland:
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
 – 200 years old in 2017.

NORTH AMERICA

Canada:

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, BC.
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC.

United States:

San Francisco Botanical Gardens, California.
Central Garden, the Getty Centre, Los Angeles.
A list of Los Angeles area gardens.

International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon.

International Waterlily Collection, San Angelo, Texas.

 

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