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Garden tourism is a type of niche tourism involving visits or travel to botanical gardens and places which are significant in the history of gardening. Garden tourists often travel individually in countries with which they are familiar but often prefer to join organized garden tours in countries where they might experience difficulties with language, travel or finding accommodation in the vicinity of the garden. Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The list of famous gardens which attract garden tourists from afar includes: Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Stourhead in England, Versailles and Giverny in France, Keukenhof in Holland, Villa d'Este and Villa Lante in Italy, Alhambra in Spain, Longwood Gardens and Filoli in the USA, Taj Mahal in India, Ryōan-ji in Japan. In the year 2000 the Alhambra and the Taj Mahal both received over 2 million visitors. This poses problems for the landscape manager. A photograph of Sissinghurst towers. ... The Temple of Apollo high on a hill overlooking the gardens. ... Versailles (pronounced , roughly vair-sye’, in French), formerly the de facto capital of the kingdom of France, is now a wealthy suburb of Paris and is still an important administrative and judicial center. ... Giverny (IPA ) is a village and commune of the Eure département, in France. ... Keukenhof Keukenhof, situated in Lisse, The Netherlands, is the worlds largest flower garden. ... Park of the Villa dEste, Carl Blechen, 1830 The gardens at the Villa dEste The Villa dEste is a masterpiece of Italian architecture and garden design. ... Villa Lante at Bagnaia near Viterbo, attributed to Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (there is no contemporary documentation) is, with Bomarzo, one of the most famous Italian 16th century Mannerist gardens of surprises. ... View of the Alhambra from the Mirador St Nicolas in the Albaycin of Granada. ... One of the premiere botanical gardens in the United States, Longwood Gardens consists of 1,050 acres (4. ... Filoli is a famous mansion and 654 acre (2. ... The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal (Hindi: , Persian, Urdu: & IPA[ta:dÊ’ mÉ™ha:l]) is a monument located in Agra in India, constructed between 1631 and 1654 by a workforce of 20,000. ... Ryōan-ji dry garden San-mon gate to the temple Ryōan-ji (jp: 竜安寺 or 龍安寺), The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. ... Landscape managers are professionally qualified experts in the management of landscapes for conservation and recreation. ...


Michel de Montaigne was one of the earliest garden tourists to record his impressions of gardens (c1580). John Evelyn also recorded his visits to gardens in France and Italy, as did Fynes Moryson. At the start of the twenty-first century Britain had the largest number of gardens open to the public for tourist visits: over 3,500 gardens are listed in Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity (the 'Yellow Book'). Michel de Montaigne Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (IPA pronunciation: []) (February 28, 1533 – September 13, 1592) was an influential French Renaissance writer, generally considered to be the inventor of the personal essay. ... John Evelyn (October 31, 1620 – February 27, 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. ... Fynes Moryson (1566 - February 12, 1630), English traveller and writer, was the son of a Lincolnshire gentleman, Thomas Moryson, member of parliament for Grimsby. ...


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