Travel tips from the Facebook community

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Impressive flower seas or rather picturesque country house gardens? Gardens of all kinds make the gardener's heart beat faster when traveling. We wanted to know from our Facebook fans which gardens are worth a visit. The travel tips of our Facebook community for 2017 can literally be seen in the truest sense of the word.

Gardens in England

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is located in southwest London and is one of the world's oldest botanical gardens. In addition to the world famous Victorian greenhouses, there are also some very old rhododendron specimens to see. Ira L. was already there and can highly recommend a visit.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The epitome of cottage gardens par excellence! In 1930, the garden was created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicholson. The inspiration is the "Hidcote Manor Garden" and the gardens of the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and the architect Edwin Lutyens. The grounds of Sissinghurst Castle Garden include ten self-contained gardens, each designed according to a different theme. Our Facebook member Regina S. visited the garden in June 2016. Looking back, she describes her visit as a truly great experience.

Victorian greenhouses in Kew Gardens

The Victorian greenhouses at Kew Gardens house numerous plant treasures from around the world

Walmer Castle & Gardens

Facebook user Thomas K. was also already in Sissinghurst, but still recommends Walmer Castle & Gardens. The complex was a long residence of the so-called Lord Warden, a military office, which had, inter alia, Churchill or Queen Mom. The garden is therefore often referred to as the "Queen Mothers Garden".

Wisley Gardens

South of London are the Wisley Gardens, known for their beautiful rose gardens. There are also experimental gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, which are also accessible to visitors. Do not miss the perennial plantations of the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, one of the best-known plant users of our time. This travel tip came from Karin K., who found the gardens really impressive.

Gardens in Holland


The Keukenhof in Holland is a true visitor magnet every year for the tulip blossom. With almost seven million planted bulbs no wonder! Visitors can stroll between 800 different types of tulips and admire the entire floral seas. For all tulip fans, the Keukenhof is definitely a must, says Ira L. Even Birgit D. still raves about the smell of hyacinths today.


The 23 hectare park "De Tuinen van Appeltern" is worth a visit for every garden fan. The site offers its guests over 200 sample gardens and Schaubete various styles. From March to November, the park opens its doors. If you have more time, you can take part in one of the many workshops. This tip is also from Ira L.

Flower staircase island Mainau

The colorful flower staircase is one of the landmarks of Mainau Island in the Lake Constance and a popular photo opportunity

Gardens in Germany

Mainau Island

Doris B. and Eugenia-Doina M. are both thrilled with this destination. Doris will visit the island again this year. And for a good reason: the island of Mainau has so much to offer. Whether the well-known butterfly house, the Italian rose garden or the hydrangea path - on 45 hectares garden fans can admire the botany on the island. For all fans of orchids there will be the orchid show 2017 in the Palmenhaus from 24.03 to 07.05.2017. Here around 3000 orchids will be exhibited, with the focus of the show on the two genera Encyclia and Epidendrum.

Prairies in the sightseeing garden Hermannshof Weinheim

The Schau- und Sichtungsgarten Hermannshof is famous for its prairie plantations

Schau- und Sichtungsgarten Hermannshof in Weinheim

Sascha R.'s absolute favorite among all gardens in Germany is the Schau- und Sichtungsgarten Hermannshof in Weinheim. The private property has been in this public function since 1981 and serves several purposes: on the one hand a sighting garden, which investigates how perennials develop in certain plant communities and in different site conditions, on the other hand show gardens with year-round attractive plantations, which stimulate the visitor to imitate. Particularly worth seeing here is the planting in 2002 with prairie bushes and grasses.

Open garden gates

Gerti D. likes to travel with a friend to gardens that take part in the "open garden gate". From spring to autumn, private individuals throughout Germany open their gardens to visitors who find many ideas and suggestions here. On the Internet you will find the addresses and opening hours of the participating gardens.

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