Last month before that sad incident occurred in my home, I was working on this post. Today I'v some free time so thought it better to complete and publish this post, hope you guys will like it.

While breathing in the fresh air of October morning, I was thinking on the possibilities to visit the famous gardens of the world, but how, was the most pinching question at that time. Suddenly a novel idea came into my mind that I should locate and visit those all gardens through Google earth, may be I can get any idea about the location, plan and pattern of each garden. I worked on this idea and was amazed to see a new world of tourism. The doors of all gardens were open to me and I could visit every garden like a bird. I really enjoyed this bird's eye view tour and learned many technical things about the landscape plan and pattern of each garden. Now It is not possible for me to keep this all to myself, so I'm going to forward this knowledge or virtual tour to you people, hope you will like and enjoy it. Besides it's also not possible to present all the gardens here at once so only some most famous gardens of Europe (which impressed me very much) will be presented here .

Versailles, France:

Villandry, France:

Hetloo, The Netherlands:

Keukenhof, The Netherlands:

Villa lante, Italy:

Boboli, Italy:

Mirabell, Austria:

So guys what you say now? Did you like this virtual gardening tour through Google earth? Hope you liked it. Please pass your comments freely, I'm looking forward.


16 Response to 'Famous gardens of Europe: a bird's eye view through Google earth'

  1. azplantlady'> December 8, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Hello Hortist,

    What a great way to view gardens around the world. I have used Google Earth before, but not this way. I am going to have fun with this.

    On a personal note, it is nice to have you back. I pray that your father is recovering well.


  2. Rosey Pollen'> December 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM


    Glad you have you back blogging. Hope everything is ok with you and your family.


  3. Anonymous'> December 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    What a novel idea. I am amazed. One question, how do you find the gardens' addresses to be able to look them up?


  4. Hortist'> December 8, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Hellow friends,

    I'm back but not completely back as my father is still on bed. Thanks for your prayeers and good wishes.

    Regarding gardens' addresses, I'm a Horticulturist by profession and also have been living in Europe so know very well about the famous Horticultural places all around the world.

    Thanks again for your comments. Have a nice day :)


  5. Ahsan'> December 9, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    Saif bhai!
    You download Europe's garden birds eye view collection. That was amazing g. I realy impress you regarding your passion about Floriculture & landscaping.
    God bless you.


  6. Isha Shiri'> December 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Very beautiful images!

    We humans are capable of wonders, and yet we still have a world of peace and equal for everyone! Who knows, if everything was simpler and more divided, could be different?




  7. Isha Shiri'> December 9, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Sorry to intrude on something so private ...

    About your father, light up a candle and make special Jewish prayer for his health.

    God knows the fate of each one of us.

    I wish peace to all those around!



  8. Hortist'> December 9, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Adelle, thanks a lot for your sweet comments. Yes God is always nearest to us and He does everything best for the betterment of his loveliest creature human being. Now it's upto us how we perceive His actions and then how we react to them.

    Have a nice day :)


  9. Azher'> December 10, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    Marvellous and please do include the images of Persian gardens and Mughal gardens in your profile


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  11. Wendy'> December 10, 2009 at 7:42 AM

    This was SUCH a brilliant idea. For many of these gardens, I think a bird's eye view would add much that you would not be able to enjoy in person! (or at least that's my justification for not having been to all the amazing places in the world). I hope your father is making progress with his recovery.


  12. Evelyn Howard'> December 11, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Hi, this is a great post.
    Sorry to read about yr dad, hope he gets better soon.
    Take care, Evelyn


  13. lynn'sgarden'> December 16, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    Hi Hortist,
    Thanks for passing on this link. It's the second best way to tour gardens and who wouldn't drool over these images..especially during this time of year ;) I, too, pass along best energy to your family.


  14. Laura Gardens in Desert'> December 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    What a phenomenal post! I love the richness of the garden designs and the intricacy of the patterns. Thank you!


  15. Hortist'> December 28, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Thank U Laura :)


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