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Gardens are a living form of art, which condenses time and space. From ancient times to contemporary gardens, from castles to roof terrace, here is a selection of the most inspiring places in the world. Where love for art meets love for nature. The project is growing every day.
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About Great Gardens of the World

Great Gardens of the World is a worldwide network of international gardens, garden designers and landscape architects, ranging from China to America, from Russia to Australia. It aims to be a source of inspiration for a new generations of garden lovers and designers, a place where ideas and motivation can be found easily.

"The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural." – Lawrence Halprin
MODERN GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Gardens have become a modern agora, where people meet and mix. It’s the formidable use of space, that makes for such diversity in modern garden design. ​

Historical Gardens

Places where the history of art of Gardens was made, a ‘must see’ on any garden lovers list. These gardens cover many centuries in 20 Countries of the world.

Follies

Follies are decorative garden structures, ranging from miniature buildings to towers, Chinese pagodas or even battlements completely out of context.

Ayrlies Garden and Wetlands

Situated in the rolling country of east Auckland, Ayrlies is one of New Zealand’s best known gardens. Characterised by sweeping lawns, mature trees, and detailed drifts of plantings alongside waterways, softly woven into a tapestry of great beauty and tranquility. A strong but sensitive use of colour is an Ayrlies hallmark, best seen in the lurid border where hot vibrant colours are used in bravado display and in other areas where old roses, clematis and perennials are combined in a romantic profusion.

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Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is a living museum that tells a story of cultures and civilisations through beautiful, inspiring, and iconic gardens. From Ancient Egypt to the Concept Garden, you will travel across continents, slide through centuries, and stroll through history as never before. Each beautiful garden is a piece of history that celebrates the ideas and beliefs of its age. You will enter a world of imagination, exploration, beauty, and inspiration. There is always something new to discover, uncover, and explore. With more than 1.1 million visitors a year, Hamilton Gardens is Hamilton, New Zealand’s number one tourist attraction – and unlike any other public garden in the world. Explore our magical Enclosed Garden collections.

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The Bahá’í Holy Places and Gardens in ‘Akko and Haifa

The Bahá’í Holy Places and Gardens in ‘Akko and Haifa are the spiritual focal points for Bahá’í pilgrims who travel here from every part of the globe to visit and pray at these sacred spots.

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