Check out these links to “tour” these beautiful gardens! Who wouldn’t want to land in the middle of one of Claude Monet’s iconic garden paintings? By taking a tour of Giverny in Normandy, France, you can do just that. Or visit Keukenhof, which is Dutch for Kitchen Garden, is located in the municipality of Lisse in the Netherlands and bills itself as the “most beautiful spring garden in the world.” Donated to the British National Trust in 1962 is Sissinghurst, the garden in Kent, England, that took Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson 30 years to create. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have opened the doors to their garden at Highgrove for us all to take a peek.
In the United States, the New York Botanical Garden has reopened to limited crowds, but the facility’s virtual offerings are rich and varied with something for everyone. Some tours are as simple as a walk-through a certain collection, such as a virtual tour of the Evergreens, while others are narrated by experts. Be sure to drink in the beauty of the annual Orchid Show.
Text excerpted from Embrace Spring with Virtual Garden Tours by Jennifer Dayton, Apr 27, 2021, Library Journal