Greenhouses are stunning works of architecture that allow plants and flowers to flourish whatever the weather or season is. Greenhouses can be built in regular gardens and homes all over the world, but some are just so amazing that tourists travel thousands of miles to see them.
Here are the most beautiful greenhouses in the world.
Jardin des Plantes
Paris is home to the oldest and prettiest greenhouses. The three major greenhouses found here are regarded as the loveliest, as they house the best and one-of-a-kind plants. They are styled and built in art deco designs. Here, you will find plants from New Caledonia and some other parts of the world.
Palmenhaus at Schonbrunn Palace
This greenhouse is found in Vienna, Austria. It is made out of glass and is situated at the royal palace of Schonbrunn as a royal garden. It is a greenhouse created before World War II and was destroyed sometime in 1945. They have rebuilt the greenhouse, and since then Palmenhaus has been a world-renowned greenhouse no one should ever miss. It grows herbarium, which is world famous. Also, many plants found here are over almost 400 years old.
Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens Greenhouses
Find three big glasshouses embellished in white at the Kaisaniemi Botanic Gardens in Finland. The place is often used as an educational research facility. You will come across various tables and benches all over the greenhouse property. Each room in this greenhouse has window shades and is set by plant type. The most striking exhibit is the popular Asian water lily room where gigantic water lilies are found. They are truly a sight to behold.
Copenhagen Botanical Garden Greenhouses
This botanical garden in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best greenhouses around. It has a total of 27 greenhouses, although some are not open to the public. The greenhouses are dedicated to the rarest and endangered genus of plants you can ever imagine.
Mt. Cootha Tropical Dome
You will find a tropical dome in the Mt. Coot botanical gardens in Brisbane, Australia. In its geodesic dome, you will find a lush forest and pond that is perfect for a photo shoot. Access to this green haven is free all year long.
Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium was built in the 1800s. It was said to follow the art nouveau style that has been made popular during those times and resembles that of an amazing wedding cake. The greenhouse was untouched during World War II. It retained its original appearance and most of its green collections. It is open for three weeks every spring and closes for the rest of the year.
The Kew Conservatory in the United Kingdom has been regarded as one of the most popular greenhouses in the globe. It was created by Princess Diana in the year 1987. It is home to some 30,000 species of plants. The greenhouse is energy efficient and follows an amazing cooling and heating system that helps manage the climate for its green collection. You will come across giant water lilies inside the Kew Conservatory. Buy a ticket ahead and plan your visit during summer or spring to make the most of your visit to this enthralling English garden.
You too can have your own greenhouse in your community or village, or even in your backyard or farm if you have the space for it. Use a greenhouse to grow seasonal vegetables and exotic flowers like orchids for your personal enjoyment or as a small business.