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Parks & Botanical Gardens

Europe’s Cities and Country are filled with Parks for recreation and Botanical Gardens. Nothing can be more restful than spending some leisure time strolling in a wonderful garden or park.

Some large city parks can serve can provide different functions for the city and its people. Zoo’s, entertainment venues, amusement rides, museums, sports venues, botanical gardens, memorials, food vendors, hiking and biking trails as well as, historical sites and structures.

Many of the parks have gardens that are well kept and are a place of beauty and serenity. Gardens can also be enjoyed on grounds of palaces and châteaus as well as, botanical exhibits. The elite and privileged of the past had beautiful gardens on their estates as a testament to their power and wealth.

European countries have also established National parks that can be enjoyed throughout many of the countries. Please go to our ➾ Natural Sights & National Parks page for a complete listing.

🇦🇹 Austria

Augarten – Vienna
Belvederegarten – Vienna
Prater City Park – Vienna
Rathaus Park – Vienna
Schweizergarten – Vienna
Stadt Park – Vienna
Volksgarten – Vienna

Botanical Gardens

🇧🇪 Belgium

Château de Laeken Royal Residence Gardens – Brussels
Mont des Arts Garden – Brussels
Parc de Laeken Brussels
Parc d’Osseghem Brussels
Parc of the “Sources”City Park – Brussels
Plaine de Jeux Cinquantenaire – Brussels
Plaine de Jeux Parc de Bruxelles – Brussels

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Borisova Gradina Park – Sofia

Botanical Gardens

🇭🇷 Croatia

Park Maksimir – Zagreb

Botanical Gardens

🇨🇿 Czechia

Priva

Botanical Gardens

Zoological and Botanical Garden of the Plzen-Plzen
Prague Botanic Garden-Prague
Petřín Hill Gardens-Prague

🇩🇰 Denmark

Amagerfælled City Park – Copenhagen
Frederiksberg Garden – Copenhagen
Gefion Fountain – Copenhagen
 Ørsteds ParkCity Park – Copenhagen
Østre AnlægCity Park /Botanical Gardens – Copenhagen
Søndermarken Park – Copenhagen

Botanical Gardens

🇪🇪 Estonia

Kadriorg Park – Tallinn

Botanical Gardens

🇫🇮 Finland

Kaisaniemi Botanical Park – Helsinki
 Kaivopuisto Park – Helsinki
 Särkiniemen Park – Helsinki
 Veijarivuoren Park – Helsinki

Botanical Gardens

🇫🇷 France

Jardin des Doms –  Avignon
Pavillon de Vendome – Aix-en-Provence
Château de Courances Château – Courances
Monet’s Garden Residence – Giverny
Château Vaux-le-Vicomte Gardens – Maincy
Jardin de la Fontaine – Nîmes
Bois de Boulogne Park – Paris
Bois de Vincennes Park- Paris
Champ de Mars Park –Paris
Esplanade se Invalides Park – Paris
Le Bois de Boulogne Park – Paris
Jardin du Luxembourg Park – Paris
La Bagatelle Chateau – Paris
Place des Voges Park – Paris
Parc de Buttes-Chaumont Park – Paris
Parc Monceau Park – Paris
Tuileries Garden Palace Park – Paris
Gardens of the Villa Éphrussi de Rothschild – St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Château du Villandry Château Gardens – Villandry

Botanical Gardens

Jardin Exotique d’Eze-Eze
Monet’s Garden-Giverny
Jardin des plantes-Montpellier
Jardin des Plantes-Paris
Jardins du Château de Versailles-Versailles

🇩🇪 Germany

Tempelhofer Park – Berlin
TiergartenCity/Zoo – Berlin
Palmengarten Botanical – Frankfurt
Mainau Island Park & Gardens – Konstanz
Ludwigsburg Castle Gardens – Ludwigsburg
Botanischer Garten Botanical – Munich
Englischer Garten Park – Munich
Hirschgarten Beer Garden – Munich
Lustgarten/ Sans SouciPalaces – Potsdam
Wörlitzer Park & Garden – Wörlizt

Botanical Gardens

Botanischer Garten-Berlin
Mainau Island –

🇭🇺 Hungary

City Park – Budapest
Gellért Park – Budapest
Szabadság Square – Budapest

Botanical Gardens

🇮🇪 Ireland

National Botanic Gardens – Dublin
Phoenix Park – Dublin
St. Stephen’s Green Park – Dublin
Powerscourt Villa Garden – Enniskerry

Botanical Gardens

🇮🇹 Italy

Augustus Gardens – Capri
Fontana dell’Elefante Liotru Fountain – Catania
Giasdino di Ninfa Villa Garden – Cisterna di Latina
Villa Lante Gardens – Bagnaia
Giardino Bardini & Museum – Florence
Giardino Boboli Piti Palace Gardens – Florence
Tarocchi Artists Garden – Garavicchio
Isola Bella – Lake Maggiore
Sempione Park – Milan
Parco Virgiliano Island Park- Naples
Castelfusano – Rome 
Villa Ludovisi – Rome
Orange Garden – Rome
Orto Botanico dell’Università di Roma “La Sapienza” – Rome
Orto Botanico dell’Università di Tor Vergata – Rome
Villa Ada – Rome
Villa Borghese Park/Museum – Rome
Villa Doria Pamphili – Rome
Villa Madama – Rome
Villa Torlonia – Rome
Giardino GiustiCity Park & Maze – Verona

Botanical Gardens

Orto Botanico-Cagliari
Giardini la Mortella-Ischia
Botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle-Merano

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Amsterdamse Bos – Amsterdam
Amstelpark – Amsterdam
Rembrandt Park – Amsterdam
Vondelpark – Amsterdam
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens Lisse – Paleis
Het LooPalace Grounds & Garden – Het Loo
Arcen Gardens – Venlo

Botanical Gardens

Hortus Botanicus-Amsterdam
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens- Lisse

🇳🇴 Norway



Botanical Gardens

Bergen Botanical Garden-Bergen
Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden-Tromsø

🇵🇱 Poland

Park Krakówski & Fountain – Kraków
Las Łagiewnicki Park – Łodz
Silersian Culture & Recreation Park – Silesia

Botanical Gardens

🇵🇹 Portugal

Monsanto Forest Park – Lisbon
Crystal Palace Gardens – Porto
Fonte dos Leões Fountain – Porto
Monserrate Palace Gardens – Sintra

Botanical Gardens

🇷🇺 Russia

Alexandrovsky Gardens – Moscow
 Bitsa Park – Moscow
 Gorky Park – Moscow

Botanical Gardens

🇷🇸 Serbia

Ada Ciganlija Park – Belgrade
Kalemegdan Park – Belgrade

Botanical Gardens

🇸🇰 Slovakia

Horský park –  Bratislava
Medická záhrada –  Bratislava
Sad Janka Kráľa –  Bratislava

Botanical Gardens

Slovenia

Tivoli Park – Ljubljana
Congress Square – Ljubljana
Maribor Park –  Maribor
Three Ponds –  Maribor

Botanical Gardens

🇪🇸 Spain

Jardins Mossén Park & Garden – Barcelona
Park Güell – Barcelona
Parc de la Ciutadella/Museums – Barcelona
Parc de Montjuic
Alhambra Palace – Granada
GeneralifePalace Gardens – Granada
Casa Del Campo Park – Madrid
El Retiro Park-  Madrid
Parque Lineal del Manzanares – Madrid
Parque de Valdebebas – Madrid
Parque del Alamillo –  Seville
Parque de Maria Luisa – Seville
Turia Gardens – Valencia
Campo Grande Gardens – Valladolid

Botanical Gardens

Monte Palace Tropical Garden-Funchal
Generalife Palace and Gardens at Alhambra-Granada

🇨🇭Switzerland

Jardin Anglals Park – Geneva
Parkanlage Zuerihorn – Zurich

Botanical Gardens

🇺🇦 Ukraine

Taras Shevchenko Park – Dnipropetrovsk
Eternal Glory Park – Kiev
Feofania Park – Kiev
Mariinsky Park – Kiev
Shevchenko Park –  Kharkiv
Shevchenko Park – Kiev
Stryisky Park – Lviv
City garden –  Odessa
Sofiyivka Park – Uman

Botanical Gardens

🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England

Sutton Park – Birmingham
The Eden ProjectCountry Garden – Cornwall
The Red Borders Manor Garden – Hidcote
Levens Hall Gardens – Levens
Battersea Park – London
Buckingham Palace Gardens – London
Bushy Park – London
Green Park – London
Hampstead- Heath Park – London
Hyde Park – London
Kensington Gardens Park – London
Regent’s Park City/Zoo – London
Richmond Park – London
St. James Park – London
Rousham House Estate Garden – Rousham
Sissinghurst Castle Garden – Sissinghurst
Stourhead Gardens – Warminster
Studley Royal Estate – Studley Park 
The Eden ProjectBotanical Gardens – St. Blazey

Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – London
Eden Project-

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Crathes Castle Garden & Estate – Crathes
Garden of Cosmic Speculation – Dumfries
Royal Botanical Gardens – Edinburgh
Little Sparta Gardens – Pentland Hills

Botanical Gardens

Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden –Edinburgh
Gordon Castle Walled Garden

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Bodnant Garden – Clwyd
PowisCastle & Gardens – Powys