Traveling around the world is something most of us want to do, especially knowing that there is always something wonderful and strange to see. As for me, I would most certainly visit unusual gardens and restaurants. A garden is a piece of land shaped into a place where fruits, vegetables and flowers bloom, but there are some that are more than that. Usually considered as a place for contemplation, relaxation or relaxation and discovery of the world around it, this fantastic place can be an adventure not to be missed.
If you are wondering where to find such wonderful gardens, then here are some of the strangest parks in the world.
1. Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico – Successful poet Edward James was best known for his involvement in the surrealist art movement which involved strange and fantastic representations. Las Pozas consists of natural waterfalls and pools, intertwined with exotic and native plants, which function in harmony with the Mexican jungle.
2. Gardens By The Bay, Singapore – Gardens by the Bay is a 101-hectare park located in central Singapore. Although the “super-trees” are made of concrete and steel and are over 25 meters high, they have been equipped with hanging gardens and used to display plants all over the world. From the walkway between the trees, visitors can see the three-bay gardens covered with foliage.
3. Sky Garden, London, England – Probably one of the tallest gardens in London, the Sky Garden is located at the top of the “Walkie-Talkie” on Fenchurch Street, stretches over three floors and offers a 360 degree view of the city. The garden is dominated by Mediterranean and South African plant species, but other plants fill the intervening spaces, meaning that the garden flourishes all year round.
4. Giardino Dei Tarocchi (Tarot Garden), Tuscany, Italy – French artist Niki de Saint Phalle was inspired by Gaudi’s Guell Park in Barcelona to create her “little Eden”. “where man and nature meet”. Each of the 22 sculptures was hand-crafted from millions of small pieces of glass and pottery to create a mosaic effect. The tarot cards include the empress, the tree of life and the devil.
5. Francisco Alvarado Park, Zarcero, Costa Rica – The topiary garden is maintained daily by Evangelista Blanco, who since the 1960s has had every shrub and twig pruned. The shrubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as unusual faces, animals, mythical creatures, avant-garde forms and bows.
6. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries, Scotland – Unlike most gardens, this one does not have plants growing in abundance. Instead, the designer chose to follow a mathematical and scientific formula that combines natural features with artificial symmetry and curves. The 12-hectare garden was created by landscape artist Charles Jencks and built in his home in Scotland.
7. Crystal Palace Gardens, London, England – In one of the largest parks in South London, visitors will find not only shrubs, trees and plants, but also Victorian dinosaurs emerging from the tidal lake. Jurassic Park was created by sculptor and fossil expert Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Natural History Museum founder Richard Owen. They built mainly ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, but also dinosaurs from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras.
8. Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England – The Lost Gardens of Heligan are probably the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. They are part of the Heligan estate and include the famous mud sculptures of the Mud Maid and Giant’s Head. The rest of the park is home to a small “jungle”, colossal rhododendrons, a series of lakes and the last pineapple pit in Europe.
9. Vertical Garden – When it comes to gardens, it can be difficult to get off the beaten track except for a few sculptures or alternative elements. One thing you don’t often see, however, is a vertical garden like this impressive exhibit at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. You can’t walk through this garden, but you can certainly appreciate its efforts.