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30You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Garden5020 Salzburg Tel: +43 662 80720 Email: Just near the Mirabell Castle and they are so beautiful that they are often used as a backdrop for films. The Gardens were opened to the public by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1854. Today they are a horticultural masterpieceHellbrunn5020 Salzburg Tel +43 662 8203720 Email: Web: The Lustschloss (“pleasure palace”) of Hellbrunn with its spacious park and its unique Wasserspiele (trick fountains). Other features are a mechanical, water-operated and music-playing theatre built in 1750 showing various professions at work, a grotto and a crown being pushed up and down by a jet of water – breathtakingPark at SchönbrunnPalaceVienna Entrance at Hietzinger Tor 1130 Wien The 160-hectare World Heritage Garden, board the diesel- powered panoramic railway (50 minutes)see statues, fountains and splendid flower beds, the Palm House from 1882, the largest in Europe, to the Maze, the Japanese Garden, or up thehill to the GlorietteBelgiumLe Parc des Topiaires6940 B-Durbuy Tel: +32(0)86/21.90.75 Fax : +32(0)86/21.90.76 Email: Web: With a unique collection of sculpted box trees, it is the largest topiary garden open to the public. This very original garden boasts more than 250 figures, some of which are more than 120 years old.Herba – Sana - The Garden of Health Hautes Fagnes 4750 Elsenborn (Buetgenbach) Tel. : +32 (0) 80 44 00 56Fax : +32 (0) 80 44 42 80 The garden opens the doors to the magical world of herbal medicine. On a 2 hectare terrain, 8000 m2 have been laid-out to gather about 200 medicinal plants regrouped by theme or by usage. Visitors see which part is used in herbal medicine and its toxicity degree.The Gardens of the Van Buuren Museum1180 Brussels Tel: + 0032 (0)2 343 48 51 Email: info@museumvanbuuren. be The garden includes the “Picturesque Garden”, the “Labyrinth” and the “Garden of the Heart”. The Grande Roseraie, a rose garden, is thecentral element of the garden of a big classicism, composed of rectangular flowerbeds, bordered by boxes. A jewel in the centre of the City.The Castle of Havré Gardens7021 Havre (Mons) Tel:+32 (0) 65 87 25 35 Fax: +32 (0) 65 87 46 47 The entire castle is surrounded by a moat. The estate is home to a rose garden that was developed in 2000. Over 15,000 rosebushes, 210 different varieties, planted in original compositions, a garden in which old and new roses rival for visitors attention.EnglandHerstmonceux CastleHailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN Tel: 01323 833816 Web:www.herstmonceux-castle. comHerstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. The gardens and grounds embody the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance EuropeThe Lost Gardens of HeliganPentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN Tel/textphone : +44 ( 0)1726 845100Email: Web: ‘Britain’s Finest Garden’ offers 200 acres for exploration including Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, a sub-tropical Jungle, ancient woodland and farmland anda pioneering Wildlife Project providing a breadth of interest around the year.Mud Maid - © Heligan Gardens LtdRoyal Botanic Kew GardensSurrey TW9 3AB Tel:+44 (0)208 332 5648 groups Email: Web: London’s only 300 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the seasons and explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world’s most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest or discover more of Kew on a guided tour.WakehurstWest Sussex RH17 6TN Tel: info line: +44 (0)1444 894066 Email: Web: ‘Sister’ to Kew Gardens. VisitWakehurst and explore 465 acres of country estate with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion. Join in our seasonal walks and themed tours to discover more.Hidcote Manor GardenGloucestershire Chipping Campden GL55 6LR Tel: +44(0)1386 438333 Web: hidcote One of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens. A profusion of colour contrasts with impeccably manicured lawns, the garden continues to influence garden design today. From the formal splendour of the White Garden and Bathing Pool to the informality and beauty of the Old Garden.SissinghurstKent Cranbrook, TN17 2AB Tel: +44(0)1580 710700 Web: sissinghurst Once the home of Vita Sackville- West, author, poet and gardener. The impossibly romantic setting - a ruined Elizabethan castle - is hard to beat, and world-famous set pieces such as the White Garden and the swags of climbing roses over the walls are magical.StourheadWiltshire Mere, BA12 6QD Tel: +44(0)1747 841152 stourhead/ A triumph of the 18th-century English landscape movement. Often compared, to the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain, since there is a bridge, lake, grottoes and classical temple in the distance: a romantic vision of antiquityLevens HallKendal Cumbria, LA8 0PD Tel: +44 (0)1539 560321 Email: houseopening@ Web It is the finest, oldest and most extensive topiary garden in the world. There are over 100 pieces. Annually 20,000 flowers are planted below the topiary. Also wall borders, vegetable and herb gardens, a rose garden, fountain garden, fine lawns, wildflower meadows, a willow labyrinth, wild willow mazeTopiary at Levens HallRoyal Horticultural SocietyRHS Harlow Carr: Harrogate Tel +44(0)1423 565418RHS Hyde Hall: EssexTel +44(0)1245 400256continued on page 31...A fascination visit, trick fountains just one feature of this amazing and Parks in Europe

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