From a 300 hundred year old working farm, to tropical beachside flora and private formal parks, here’s our pick of the must-see gardens around the world.
Many guests visit Babylonstoren in South Africa simply for the fruit and vegetable gardens and its incredible confection of foliage and flowers patrolled by the farm's friendly cohort of ducks. East Winds Inn in St Lucia boasts beautiful cottage-style rooms hidden amongst 12 acres of gardens, or for an alternative tropical island setting, Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles boasts unique flora and fauna. Here, a dedicated team of gardeners cultivate a wide range of organic produce in the island's plantation and Hydroponics House, open for guided tours.
A little closer to home, guests at the The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary botanic tour around the garden and grounds that make up part of the hotel's 160 hectare private estate. Herb gardens, tropical plants, palms and fruit bearing trees have been meticulously cultivated to survive the resort's volcanic terrain. Whilst over in Italy, Il Salviatino is set on a sloping hillside surrounded by spectacular private parks and formal Italian gardens, with cascading views of the city of Florence below.