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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.

Landgoed De Wiersse

Away from the world, surrounded by its farmland and woods, lies the moated manor house of De Wiersse. With 38 acres of garden and 74 acres of landscape park, the house and its surroundings have been lived in, designed and managed by the family since 1678. In this historic garden a sequence of surprises awaits the visitor – avenues and pergolas, fountains and statues, meadows and formal parterres, bridges over a gently flowing stream and a serpentine tunnel of beech.

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Reggia di Caserta

Reggia di Caserta – Caserta Royal Palace and Park were designed in the second half of the eighteenth century by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, commissioned by Charles Bourbon, son of Philip V of Spain and Elisabetta Farnese. The 122 hectare park is divided into 2 parts. The first contains vast parterres, separated by a central avenue which leads to the Margherita fountain and gives access to several avenues bordered with copses of limes, hornbeams and holm oaks. The Castellucia is to the left of the palace, in the so-called ”old wood”, a miniature castle in which the young Ferdinand IV practised mock battles. Further north is the Great Fishpond, an artificial lake with a little island where naval battles were simulated.

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Quinta da Regaleira – Sintra

In the 19th century, Sintra was one of the first cradles of the romantic architecture in Europe, attracting those who, sensitized by the landscape, dared to retouch it with a stunning architecture in an Edenic harmony. In this picturesque setting we find, at outskirts of Sintra’s historic centre, the Quinta da Regaleira, an estate that reflects the sensibility and cultural, philosophical and scientific interests of the owner, António Augusto de Carvalho Monteiro, together with the virtuosity of the Italian architect and scenographer Luigi Manini. The culture and creativity of these two personalities resulted in an eclectic revivalist architectural ensemble, focused on the Manueline, Renaissance and Classical Styles.

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