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Are these really “The 13 Most Amazing Gardens in the World”? Well, they may not be the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but they are sure each an amazing sight. Hopefully they can at least provide some Travel Inspiration, if not some landscaping and gardening inspiration. Please let me know what gardens I missed.

  1. Versaille Versailles, probably the world’s most famous garden, was built for Louis XIV and designed by André Le Nôtre.
  2. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Strange landforms abound in Charles Jencks’ Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
  3. Boboli Gardens The Bobobli Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy were groundbreaking in the early 18th century for their open design.
  4. Rikugien GardensRikugien literally means ‘six poems garden’ and reproduces in miniature 88 scenes from famous poems.”
  5. Claude Monet Gardens in Giverny The pool with nympheas, in Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny.
  6. Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C. The Butchart Gardens at Todd Inlet, which lie around 14 miles from Victoria B.C., covers more than 55 acres of the 130 acre Butchart Estate.
  7. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Table Mountain looms in the distance of this vista from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in South Africa.
  8. Yu Gardens – Shanghai The 400-year-old Yu Gardens were built in the Ming Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Jia Jin, and restored in the 1960s.
  9. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens Designed by Jens Jensens in the 1930s, the Lincoln Memorial Gardens are planted with native species from the three states Lincoln lived in: Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
  10. Exbury Gardens – New Forest, England Amazing colors reflect on the calm waters of Exbury Lake.
  11. Holland’s Keukenhof Gardens A showpiece for Holland’s unique and beautiful tulips, the manicured landscapes of Keukenhof Gardens abut the rainbow rows of blooming Tulips near Amsterdam.
  12. Mirabell Garden in Salzburg The world-famous Mirabell Gardens were built along a north-south axis and oriented towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Salzburger Dom cathedral.
  13. Ryōan-ji Zen Garden in Kyoto, Japan In Kyoto’s Ryōan-ji Zen Garden, the empty space is implicitly structured, and is aligned with the temple’s architecture.

Sumber: http://www.thegrowspot.com/index.php?pageid=amazing-gardens

Viceroy’s Palace Garden, India

Huntington Library Cactus Garden, USA

Golshan Garden, Iran

Het Loo, Netherlands

Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland

Powis Castle, Wales

Villandry, France

Villa Lante, Italy

Crathes Castle, Scotland

Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland

Hidcote, England

Isola Bella, Italy

Giardino Giusti, Italy

Tsarskoe Selo, Russia

Alhambra, Spain

Bodnant, Wales

Courances, France

Monteiro, Brazil

Peterhof, Russia

Ryoanji, Japan

Saihoji, Japan

Shalamar Bagh, Kashmir

Liu Yuan, China

LongHouse Reserve, USA

Millennium Park, Chicago

Miller House, USA

Missouri Botanical Garden, USA

Kirstenbosch, South Africa

La Majorelle, Morocco

Las Pozas, Mexico

Les Quatre Vents, Canada

Fin Graden, Iran

Donnell Garden, USA

Dumbarton Oaks, USA

The Language of Flowers


A
• Acacia – Secret love; chaste love; beauty in retirement; elegance; friendship; hope
• Acanthus – Art or artistic; the fine arts; artifice
• Achillea millefolia – War
• Aconite (Wolf’s Bane) – Misanthropy
• Acorn – Nordic symbol of life and immortality
• Agapanthus – Love letters
• Agnus castus – Coldness; indifference
• Allspice – Compassion
• Almond Blossom – Hope; lover’s charm
• Aloe – Grief
• Alstroemeria – Devotion; friendship
• Alyssum – Worth beyond beauty
• Ambrosia – Love returned
• Amaranth – Fidelity
• Amaranth, Globe – Unchangeable; immortality; unchanging love
• Amaryllis – Pride; Timidity; splendid beauty
• Anemone – Unfading love; truth; sincerity; anticipation; forsaken; fading hope
• Angelica – Inspiration
• Aniseed – Restoration of youth
• Apple blossom – Preference; good fortune
• Arbor Vitae – True friendship
• Arbutus – Thee only do I love
• Artemisia – Dignity
• Asphodel – My regrets follow you to the grave
• Aster – Love; daintiness
• Azalea – Take care of yourself for me; fragile passion; temperance; Chinese symbol of womanhood

B
• Bachelor’s Buttons – Celibacy; single blessedness; hope in love
• Baby’s Breath – Everlasting love; happiness; pure in heart
• Basil – Best Wishes; love; hatred
• Bay Leaf – Strength; I change but in death
• Bear’s Breeches – Art or artistic; the fine arts; artifice
• Begonia – Beware
• Betony – Surprise
• Bells Of Ireland – Good luck
• Bilberry – Treachery
• Bird Of Paradise – Magnificence
• Bittersweet – Truth
• Bluebell – Humility; constancy
• Borage – Courage; bluntness
• Bouquet of withered flowers – Rejected love
• Broom – Humility; neatness
• Bulrush – Indiscretion; docility
• Burnet – A merry heart
• Buttercup – Cheerfulness; ingratitude; childishness; desire for riches

C
• Cactus – Endurance; warmth; grandeur
• Calendula – Joy
• Calla – Magnificent beauty
• Camellia – Admiration; perfection; good luck gift to a man; loveliness
• Camellia (Pink) – Longing for you
• Camellia (Red) – You’re a flame in my heart
• Camellia (White) – You’re adorable
• Camomile – Energy in adversity
• Candytuft – Indifference
• Carnation (in general) Bonds of affection; health and energy; fascination; alas for my poor heart
• Carnation (pink) – I’ll never forget you
• Carnation (purple) – Capriciousness; whimsical; changeable
• Carnation (red) – My heart aches for you; admiration
• Carnation (solid colour) -Yes
• Carnation (striped)- No; refusal; sorry I can’t be with you; wish I could be with you
• Carnation (white) -Sweet and lovely; innocence; pure love; woman’s good luck gift
• Carnation (yellow) – You have disappointed me; Rejection; disdain
• Cattail – Peace; prosperity
• Cedar – I live for thee; think of me
• Celandine – Joys to come
• Chamomile – Patience ; attracts wealth
• Chysanthemum (in general) – Cheerfulness; You’re a wonderful friend
• Chysanthemum (red) – I love
• Chysanthemum (white) – Truth
• Chysanthemum (yellow) -Slighted love
• Cinnamon – My fortune is yours
• Clover (four-leaf) – Good luck; be mine
• Columbine – Folly
• Coreopsis – Always cheerful
• Corn – Riches
• Cornflower – Delicacy; refinement
• Coriander – Lust
• Cowslip – Pensiveness; winning grace
• Coxcomb – Foppery
• Crocus – Cheerfulness; abuse not; joy
• Crown Imperial – Majesty; power
• Cyclamen – Resignation and goodbye; diffidence

D
• Daffodil – Respect; regard; unrequited love; deceit
• Dahlia – Good taste; instability
• Daisy – Innocence; loyal love; purity; faith; cheer; simplicity
• Dandelion – Wishes come true; faithfulness; happiness; rustic oracle
• Daphne odora – Painting the lily
• Delphinium – Airy
• Dogwood – Durability

E
• Edelweiss – Daring; noble courage
• Eglantine – Poetry; I wound to heal
• Elder – Zealousness
• Elm – Dignity
• Eucalyptus – Protection
• Eupatorium – Delay
F
• Fennel – Worthy of all praise; strength
• Fern – Sincerity
• Fern (Magic) – Fascination; confidence and shelter
• Fern (Maidenhair) – Secret bond of love
• Feverfew – Protection
• Fig – Argument
• Fir – Time
• Flax – Domestic symbol; fate; I feel your kindness
• Forget-me-not – True love; memories; forget me not
• Forsythia – Anticipation
• Foxglove – Insincerity
• Fuchsia – Good taste
• Fuller’s Teasel – Misanthropy

G
• Gardenia – You’re lovely; secret love; refinement; joy
• Garland of roses – Reward of virtue
• Garlic – Courage; strength
• Geranium (Oak leafed) – Friendship
• Geranium (Rose) – Preference
• Geranium (Scented) – Preference, melancholy; stupidity; folly
• Gillyflower – Bonds of affection
• Gladiolus – Love at first sight; ready-armed; strength of character; generosity
• Gloxinia – Love at first sight
• Golden Rod – Precaution
• Grass – Submission; utility
• Guelder Rose – Winter; age

H
• Harebell – Submission; grief
• Hawthorn – Hope
• Hazel – Reconciliation
• Heather (lavender) – Admiration; solitude
• Heather (pink) – Good luck
• Heather (white) – Protection; wishes will come true; good luck
• Helenium – Tears
• Heliotrope – Devotion; eternal love; faithfulness
• Hemlock – You will be my death
• Hibiscus – Delicate beauty
• Holly – Good will; defence; domestic happiness; foresight
• Hollyhock – Female ambition; fecundity
• Honesty – Honesty; fascination
• Honeysuckle – Generous and devoted affection; sweetness of disposition
• Hop – Injustice
• Hyacinth (general) – Rashness, sorrow, flower dedicated to Apollo
• Hyacinth (blue) – Constancy
• Hyacinth ( purple) – I’m sorry; please forgive me; sorrow
• Hyacinth (red or pink) – Play
• Hyacinth (white) – Loveliness; I’ll pray for you
• Hyacinth (yellow) – Jealousy
• Hydrangea – Thank you for understanding; frigidity; heartlessness; vanity
• Hyssop – Wards away evil spirits; cleanliness

I
• Ice plant – Your looks freeze me
• Iris – Faith; hope; wisdom and valour; my compliments; eloquence; message
• Ivy – Fidelity; friendship; affection; marriage

J
• Jasmine – Amiability; wealth; grace and elegance
• Jonquil – Love me; affection returned; desire; sympathy
• Judas Tree – Unbelief; betrayal
• Juniper – Protection; succour

K
• Kingcup – Desire for riches

L
• Laburnum – Forsaken; pensive beauty
• Larkspur (pink) – Fickleness; levity
• Laurel (mountain) – Ambition; glory
• Lavender – Devotion, distrust
• Lemon – Zest
• Lemon Balm – Brings love
• Lemon verbena – Attracts opposite sex
• Lilac – First love
• Lily (general) – Purity
• Lily (calla) – Beauty
• Lily (day) – Coquetry
• Lily (eucharis) – Maidenly charms
• Lily (orange) – Hatred
• Lily (tiger) – Wealth; pride
• Lily (white) – Virginity; purity; majesty; it’s heavenly to be with you
• Lily (yellow) – I’m walking on air; false and gay
• Lily of the valley – sweetness; return to happiness; humility; perferct purity
• Lobelia – Malevolence
• Love-in-a-mist – Perplexity
• Love-lies-bleeding – Hopeless; not heartless
• Lupin – Voraciousness; admiration

M
• Magnolia – Sweetness; beauty; love of nature; nobility; dignity; splendid beauty
• Marigold – Comforts the heart; grief; cruelty; jealousy; sacred affection
• Marjoram (sweet) – Joy and happiness; blushes
• Meadowsweet – Uselessness
• Michaelmas Daisy – Afterthought; farewell
• Mignionette – Your qualities surpass your charms
• Mimosa – Sensitivity
• Mint – Protection from illness; warmth of feeling; virtue
• Mistletoe – Kiss me; affection; I surmount difficulties; sacred plant of India, magic plant of the Druids
• Monkshood – Beware, a deadly foe is near; chivalry
• Morning Glory – Affectation
• Moss – Maternal love; charity
• Myrrh – Gladness
• Myrtle – Love; love in absence; remembrance; Hebrew emblem of marriage
• Myrtle (wax) – Discipline; instruction

N
• Narcissus – Egotism; formality; stay as sweet as you are; you love yourself too well; self-esteem
• Nasturtium – Conquest; victory in battle; maternal love; charity; patriotism
• Nightshade – Truth

O
• Oak leaves – Bravery
• Oleander – Caution; beware
• Orange – Generosity
• Orange Blossom – Wisdom; purity; eternal love; your purity equals your loveliness
• Orange (mock) – Deceit
• Orchid – Love; beauty; refinement; you flatter me
• Orchid (Cattleya) – Mature charm

P
• Palm leaves – Victory and success
• Pansy – Thoughts; love
• Parsley – Festivities
• Pasque Flower – You have no claims
• Peach blossom – Longevity; I am your captive
• Peony – Shame; bashfulness; anger; indignation
• Peppermint – Warmth of feelings
• Periwinkle (blue) – Early friendship
• Periwinkle (white) – Pleasures of memory
• Persicaria – Restoration
• Petunia – Resentment; anger; your presence soothes me; never despairing
• Phlox – Agreement; unanimity; sweet dreams
• Pine – Hope; pity
• Pink – Boldness
• Poinsettia – Be of good cheer
• Polyanthus – Pride of riches
• Poppy (general) – Eternal sleep; oblivion; imagination; extravagance
• Poppy (red) -Pleasure; fantastic extravagance
• Poppy (white) – Consolation; sleep
• Poppy( yellow) – Wealth; success
• Prickly Pear – Satire
• Primrose – I can’t live without you; early youth; young love
• Primrose (evening) – Inconstancy

Q
• Quaking Grass – Agitation
• Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy
• Quince – Temptation

R
• Ranunculus – You are radiant with charms
• Rocket – Rivalry
• Rose (red) – Love ; I love you
• Rose (white) – Eternal Love; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
• Rose (pink) – Perfect happiness; please believe me
• Rose (yellow) – Friendship; jealousy; try to care
• Rose (black) – Death
• Rose (red and white) – Together; unity
• Rose (thornless) – Love at first sight
• Rose (single, full bloom) – I love you; I still love you
• Rose bud – Beauty and youth; a heart innocent of love
• Rose bud (red) – Pure and lovely
• Rose bud (white) – Girlhood
• Rosebud (moss) – Confessions of love
• Roses (bouquet of full bloom) – Gratitude
• Roses (garland or crown of) – Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit
• Roses (musk cluster) – Charming
• Rose (tea) – I’ll always remember
• Rose (cabbage) – Ambassador of love
• Rose (Christmas) – Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
• Rose (damask) – Brilliant complexion
• Rose (dark crimson) – Mourning
• Rose (hibiscus) – Delicate beauty
• Rose leaf – You may hope
• Rosemary – Remembrance; commitment; fidelity
• Rudbeckia – Justice
• Rue – Disdain

S
• Saffron – Beware of excess
• Sage – Wisdom; long life; domestic virtue
• Salvia (blue) – I think of you
• Scabious – Unfortunate love
• Shamrock – Lightheartedness
• Smilax – Loveliness
• Snapdragon – No; deception; gracious lady; presumption
• Snowdrop – Hope
• Spearmint – Warmth of sentiment
• Spiderflower – Elope with me
• Spindle Tree – Your charms are engraved on my heart
• Statice – Lasting beauty
• Star of Bethlehem – Atonement; purity
• Stephanotis – Happiness in marriage; desire to travel; come to me
• Stock – Lasting beauty; promptness
• Strawberry – Perfect goodness
• Sunflower – Loyalty; haughtiness; you are splendid
• Sweet Basil – Good luck
• Sweet pea – Goodbye; departure; blissful pleasure; Thank you for a lovely time
• Sweet William – Grant me one smile; perfection; gallantry
• Syringa – Memory

T
• Tamarisk – Crime
• Thrift – Sympathy
• Thyme – Strength and courage; activity
• Tuberose – Dangerous pleasure
• Tulip(general) – Fame; charity; declaration of love;
• Tulip(red) – Believe me; declaration of love
• Tulip(variegated) – Beautiful eyes
• Tulip(yellow) – Hopeless love

U

V
• Valerian – An accommodating disposition
• Vernal Grass – Poor but happy
• Veronica – Fidelity
• Violet – Modesty; faithfulness
• Violet (blue) – Watchfulness; faithfulness; I’ll always be true
• Violet (white) – Let’s take a chance on happiness
• Viscaria – Will you dance with me?

W
• Wallflower – Fidelity in adversity
• Water Lily – Purity of heart
• Wistaria – I cling to you
• Woodruff – Sweet humility
• Wormwood – Absence

X
• Xeranthemum – Cheerfulness under adversity

Y
• Yarrow – Health; healing
• Yew – Sorrow

Z
• Zinnia – Thoughts of friends
• Zinnia (magenta) – Lasting affection
• Zinnia (mixed) – Thinking of an absent friend
• Zinnia (scarlet) – Constancy
• Zinnia (white) – Goodness
• Zinnia (yellow) – Daily remembrance