At this time of year, in the spring season, the fields and gardens are filled with colorful flowers and in fact officially herald the farewell to the winter gloom and the festive reception of the most beautiful and bright season of the year. Although the spring season now only begins in half of the globe, colorful and manicured gardens are something that can be found all over the globe throughout the months of the year.
According to a study by Booking.com, the vast majority of tourists and tourists in Israel (79%) and around the world (83%) * say that beautiful landscapes influence their decisions in choosing the next destination. so, Booking.com Presents seven accommodations where or next to them are spectacular gardens that drive all the senses crazy. From a biodynamic vegetable department in New Zealand to a manicured mansion in Ireland, garden, flowering and vegetation lovers will be able to find charming places around the world to suit all types of hikers, no matter what season.
K Club Hotel The award-winning building was built in 1832, and is housed in a spacious mansion that covers an area of about 2,200 acres along the Liffey River. The gardens of the historic mansion have a wonderful variety of plants and trees, which together with the six-kilometer-long walking and cycling paths on the river bank, make this accommodation perfect for relaxing morning walks. Calm and much better.
Pasadena, United States
The resort is a short drive from downtown Los Angeles The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Surrounded by 93 acres of expansive gardens, that will make every hiker forget they are in the middle of a large urban area. Guests of the site have the opportunity to stroll through the property’s historic Japanese garden and enjoy the calm and relaxed atmosphere of the surroundings. The property participates in Booing.com’s eco-friendly tourism ‘program, so it definitely adds elements of nature and environmental awareness to your stay.
And if the local landscape is not enough for you and you want to enjoy more green landscapes, you should know that it is located near a number of other beautiful gardens, which are worth visiting. The Arlington Botanic Garden is the only garden of its kind open to the public for free in Pasadena, and has thousands of local plants from California, including poppies, sunflowers and olive trees. Travelers can also visit gardens designed under the influence of different places in the world – the Huntington Library, the Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens have Chinese, Australian, Japanese and subtropical gardens that you can enjoy.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Accommodation Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa He is also a participant in the ‘Eco-Friendly Tourism’ program and is located in the Arenal Volcano Region in Costa Rica. It has thermal pools, waterfalls, over 200 species of plants, and is also surrounded by a spectacular tropical ecosystem. The property’s gardens are refreshing and invigorating, while you can also enjoy a leisurely stroll through the property’s private rainforest reserve, and stop for a relaxing dip in one of the hot mineral springs.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Sherwood Accommodation It is a quiet retreat, located down a hill and overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, on the beautiful southern island of New Zealand. The property has taken a number of measures to provide a more conscious and eco-friendly experience for its guests, and as a result has also been awarded the Booking.com ‘Eco-Friendly Tourism’ label. After a day of getting acquainted with the growing processes of plants and vegetables in the vegetable plot of the place, guests at Sherwood can eat a meal consisting of fresh organic produce, harvested daily from the biodynamic vegetable gardens of the property.
גן Kenrokuen Located just outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. It is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, and is worth a visit all year round. The name ‘Kenrokuen’ means ‘Garden of the Six Elements’, which are space, privacy, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and wide landscapes. According to Chinese landscape theory, these are six necessary elements needed to create the perfect garden. The garden spans over 100 acres and implements this approach, with countless water sources, bridges, tea houses, trees, flowers, stones, lookout points and hidden places that can be discovered.
A short walk from Kenrokuen Garden is Yamanoo Bettei Ryokusone Guest House. This is a traditional and beautiful Japanese guest house, also known as a ryokan. Inside there is a restaurant that serves Japanese kaieski meals with several dishes, and a comfortable seating area where guests can catch up after a leisurely day strolling through the gardens.
Cape Town, South Africa
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden) Is located at the eastern foot of Table Mountain and offers stunning views of Cape Town. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Visitors will be able to be impressed by local plants, flowers and colorful shrubs all year round. Kirstenbusch is also the perfect place to see art – a variety of exhibitions and art sculptures are held in the garden. Hikers can book a guided tour to get to know the different parts of the garden and learn about its special features. After a few hours of strolling through the gardens, you can tour one of the many vineyards in which South Africa is famous, on a private half-day tour of the Cape Winelands.
Staying at Mountainside, Boho-Chic Retreat with Natural Pool will be a unique experience for you thanks to the lush vegetation that surrounds the place and grows around it. This property is part of the ‘Eco-Friendly Tourism’ program and is located in the center of Cape Town. It has an outdoor swimming pool and lush gardens that guests can enjoy.
Singapore Botanic Gardens are located in the heart of the city. They were established in 1859 and are the first tropical botanical gardens to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens have about 3,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants, and the herbarium with about 500,000 preserved vegetation specimens. Rainforest Trail and the Ginger Garden Trail, where you can hike to discover all kinds of vegetation, do not miss the National Orchid Garden, home to the world’s largest collection of orchids, with more than 60,000 flowering orchids .
Treetops Executive Residences Located just a half-hour walk from Singapore Botanic Gardens, it is suitable for guests who want to continue enjoying the booming surroundings. These luxury eco-apartments have also been labeled ‘eco-friendly tourism’ thanks to the efforts invested in them to maintain sustainability, and also have a large private courtyard with a garden full of tropical plants.
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