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32You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.uk...continued from page 31Keukenhof2161 Am Lisse Tel: +31 (0)252 465 555 Fax: +31 (0)252 465 565 Web: www.keukenhof.n Held annually from mid March to mid May the world’s most beautiful spring garden. More than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, all in bloom In addition to over 32 hectares of flowers, the spring garden offers 30 inspiring flower shows, 7 amazing inspirational gardens and 100 wonderful works of art.Kasteeltuinen ArcenArcen NL-5944 Tel: + 31(0)77-4736010 Email:info@kasteeltuinen.nl Web:www.kasteeltuinen.nl The Castle gardens where restored after 1879 and again after 1988. Geometrical formal gardens and a serpentine park on the fringes of the estate. The estate now accommodates garden exhibition grounds and model gardens. There is a large area of glasshouse’s with tropical plantsItalyIsola BellaBorromeo villa and its garden Lago Maggiore Piemonte Tel:+ 39 0323 30556)Web: www.borromeoturismo.itReached by boat, this is a garden that looks like a ship. Built in the 1630s on this oddly shaped island, the formal layout of the gardens appear random, however they are a direct result of the lie of the land. Splendid too is the series of six connecting grottoes beneath the palaceThe Gardens of NinfaLazio Tel: + 39 0773 633935 Web: www.fondazionecaetani. org A short journey from hectic Rome to Ninfa will reward the traveler with what the New York Times defined as “the most beautiful garden in the world”. Wildflowers, cyclamens in spring, and hydrangeas, roses, clematis and numerous delicate or rare species later in the seasonBoboli GardenFlorence Tel: +39 055 238 8786 Web: www.polomuseale.firenze. it/musei/bobo Email: giardino.boboli@ polomuseale.firenze.it The Giardino is the pearl of Florence with its marvellous park, filled with sculptures from the sixteenth century. The gardens are made in the typical Tuscany style and represent the majesty of the nature and the culture of Italy. The design of the garden is praised as one of the best in the worldVilla D’EsteTivoli Tel+39( 0)774 31 2070 / +39 0774 33 2920(Tickets) Email: info@villadestetivoli.info Website: www.villadestetivoli. info/infoe.htmThe Italian masterpiece is a world famous garden with its plants, architecture, landscape and it’s amazing Avenue of Hundred fountainsTarot GardenGaravicchio near Capalbio Tuscany Tel:+ 39 0564 895 122 The French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle created this extraordinary sculpture garden in Tuscany from 1978 until her death in 1998. Monumental figures, wittily realised in the artist’s trademark bright colours, amorphous shapes and mosaic- work, many of which also serve as pavilions or small buildings, were based on tarot cards.Tarot GardenGiardino GiustiVerona Tel: +39 045 803 4029 Email: info@giardinaggio.it Originally laid 1570s, with fountains, statues, grottoes and a labyrinth, which, astonishingly, remain. It is said that those finding each other in the labyrinth remain lovers for life. Later a French-style parterre was added, a woodland area and a belvedere with romantic city viewsScotlandRoyal Botanic GardensEdinburgh EH3 5LR Tel:0131 248 2909 Web:www.rbge.org.uk Indoor and outdoor spaces over 70 acres. The fascinating rock garden is a major draw, as is the Scottish- Heath garden. The Queen Mother’s garden showcases plants from all around the world, and the Chinese hillside is especially extensive. Tropical flowers and indigenous European species mingle.Drummond GardenMuthill, Crieff, PH7 4HZ Web: www. drummondcastlegardens.co.uk Tel: 01764/681-433The courtyard of Drummond Castle looks down upon one of the finest formal gardens in the country. The space flows into the natural countryside and has an extensive display of topiary, fountains, trees, and flowers. There is also an interesting kitchen garden and greenhouseGarden Of Cosmic SpeculationHolywood Dumfries and Galloway DG2 0RW www.scotlandsgardens.org link Portrack HouseThe Garden of Cosmic creation was inspired by science and mathematics. Sculptures, geometrical landscape and different plants made this garden extraordinary. Created by landscape architect, Charles Jencks and his late wife, Maggie Keswick. It is only open for 5 hours per year – 1st Sunday in May each yearCosmic CollageSlovakiaBotanical Garden in Bratislava841 04 Bratislava Tel: (02) 654 21 311, (02) 654 25 440 Fax: (02) 654 21 311 e-mail: jaroslav.bella(at)rec. uniba.sk Web: www.uniba.sk Home of around 5,000 plant species, especially from exotic areas. Its most beautiful parts include a rose garden and features, most importantly, up to 150 hybrid rose varieties. Greenhouses display tropical and subtropical plants, cactuses, succulent plants, palm trees, fern plants, flora from Australia and scores of other exotic plants.SloveniaLjubljana Botanical Gardens1000 Ljubljana Tel: + 386 (0)1 / 427 12 80 Email: botanicni-vrt@siol.net Web:www.botanicni-vrt.si Established in 1810The Gardens contain more than 4,500 different species and subspecies. One third of them are endemic to Slovenia, while the rest originate from other parts of Europe and other continents.SpainAlhambraGranada Tel: + 34 902 441221 Web:www.alhambradegranada. org The fabled patios of this Moorish fortress-palace constructed (9C – 14C) The Court of the Lions do not contain plants, but the sight and sounds of water, the play of light and shadow and the decorative effects of the rich yet delicate carving and stucco-work turn these outdoor living rooms into works of art.GeneralifeGranada Tel: +34 958 027 971 The charming villa overlooking the Alhambra, features fountains and flourishing flora fill the romantic courtyard and enhance adjacent panoramic patios. The colourful gardens and accompanying views make this one of the most picturesque places in Spain.SwitzerlandThe Glacier GardenLucerne Tel: +41 (0)41 410 43 40 info@gletschergarten.ch A great Museum with a beautiful park and gardens, with many different flowering plants of the late glacial and post glacial periods. For almost 150 years the gardens have been an oasis of peace and quiet and many visitors enjoy to retreat and relax. Duration of the tour: 45-60 minutes.Glacier Garden Lucerne. (Schweizerhaus mit Park)Wildegg CastleAargau, 5103 Wildegg Tel: +41 (0) 62 767 60 11 Email: schlosswildegg@ag.ch Web: www.schlosswildegg.ch, The gardens are a feast for the eye and an oasis of scents. They entice the visitor to stroll, smell and enjoy the amazing estate. The orchards and pleasure gardens of the castle are a window into a variety of rare garden, field plants and flowers.Wildegg Castle gardensWalesBodnant GardenColwyn Bay, LL28 5RE Tel: +44(0)1492 650460 Email:bodnantgarden@ nationaltrust.org.uk Plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, this - 80-acre garden is superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia.National Botanic Garden of WalesCarmarthenshire SA32 8HG Tel:+44(0)1558 668768 Email:info@gardenofwales.org. uk Web:www.gardenofwales.org. uk/Created within a beautiful 568- acre Regency park, combining 200-year-old historical features with spectacular modern architecture and landscaping and a collection of some 100,000 different plants. The Great Glasshouse is a must visit.Gardens and Parks in Europe


































































































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