Planning a trip? Here are a few suggestions for garden visits – 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.
Perth Botanic Garden (2 sites)
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.
International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon.
International Waterlily Collection, San Angelo, Texas.