Awesome gardens

If you are a garden and plant enthusiast, you probably feel right at home whenever you find yourself in an awesome garden. The Sensible Gardener has had the chance to visit a few awesome gardens. So here are some interesting pictures for you to look at. Enjoy!

The Montreal botanical garden

Montréal (Quebec, Canada) can be proud of its botanical garden, which, by the way, is one of the most important ones in the world. It is over 75 hectares in size and is home to over 20,000 plant species. It was founded in 1931 by botanist Brother Marie-Victorin and landscape architect Henri Teuscher.

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Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' (eastern white cedar)
Armeria juniperifolia (Spanish thrift)
Thunbergia alata 'Arizona dark red' (black-eyed susan)
Tulipa (tulips)
Geum rivale (water avens)
Nymphaeaceae (water lilies)
Armeria alpina (alpine thrift)
Paeonia x Archangel 'Nancy' (herbaceous hybrid peony)
Phlox subulata 'Atrolilacina' (moss phlox)
Houstonia caerulea (azure bluet or Quaker ladies)
Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz Sunset'
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow' (dwarf fothergilla)

Prague and its many awesome gardens

Prague (Czech Republic) has a love affair with gardens and parks. There are green spaces almost everywhere you go. Take a stroll along Vltava river, visit the Prague castle or the Petrin hill and you will be enchanted by the beauty that surrounds you. The botanical garden is not very large, but if you like rhododendrons, Alpine garden or water gardens, it’s certainly worth a visit. Below are photos of landscapes and plants shot in various places around Prague.

Jardin des plantes

If you are visiting Paris and are looking for a nice garden in which to unwind and leave the city’s busy streets behind, head for the Jardin des plantes, in the 5ème arrondissement. Go early in the morning, so you have time to visit the beautiful hothouses as well as the park’s archeological museums. The photos below were shot at the end of September. Note that Paris has other awesome gardens.

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