Humankind has been cultivating nature for food, shelter and beauty for thousands of years. Botanical gardens represent the best aspects of both nature and nurture. The ten stunning botanical gardens included on this list are found in North America, South America, Europe, African and Asia and offer flowers, trees and manicured grounds designed to provide beautiful aromas along with pleasing the eye.
1. Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
No visit to the provincial capital of British Columbia in Canada would be complete without a visit to Butchart Gardens. Designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, Butchart Gardens includes lush expanses of ancient trees, beautiful butterflies and seven hundred varieties of fragrant flowers.