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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.

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AUSTRIA

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

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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

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BULGARIA

  • Borisova Gradina Park – Sofia

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CROATIA

  • Park Maksimir – Zagreb

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DENMARK

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

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ESTONIA

  • Kadriorg Park – Tallinn

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FINLAND

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

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FRANCE

  • Jardin des Doms –  Avignon
  • Pavillon de Vendome – Aix-en-Provence
  • Château de CourancesChâteau – 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 BagatelleChateau – 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

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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

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HUNGARY

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

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IRELAND

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

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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

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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

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POLAND

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

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PORTUGAL

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

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RUSSIA

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

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SERBIA

  • Ada Ciganlija Park – Belgrade
  • Kalemegdan Park – Belgrade

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SLOVAKIA

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

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SLOVENIA

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

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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

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SWITZERLAND

  • Jardin Anglals Park – Geneva
  • Parkanlage Zuerihorn – Zurich

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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 ParkUman

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UNITED KINGDOM

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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
  • Kew Gardens Botanical Garden – 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

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SCOTLAND

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

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WALES

  • Bodnant Garden – Clwyd
  • PowisCastle & Gardens – Powys