The Jardin des serres d’Auteuil is a botanical garden created in the 18th century and located in the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. Its main attraction is a series of large greenhouses, built around a French-style garden. Entrance is free.
In mid-April, I went to the Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens, near Amsterdam. It is only open for 2 months every year (from mid-March to mid-May). It was a bit too early for tulips during my visit but the park has many other types of flowers.
Above, Oranje-Nassau pavilion.
Above, view of the flower fields near the park.
Above, sheep inside a petting zoo.
Above, view from the windmill.
Above, in the Japanese Garden.
Above, Beatrix Pavilion.
Above, on the boat going around the flower fields. I thought it was not very interesting (the boat does not go around the park, just to the flower fields nearby).
Above, posing for wedding photos.
Above, flower show inside the Willem-Alexander pavilion.
Above, inside the Beatrix pavilion.
Above, flower Van Gogh .
The Jardins Secrets (Secret Gardens) are a private garden and residence in Vaulx, near Annecy in Haute-Savoie. It was built over 30 years by one man and his family. It can be visited from April to October.
Hakusan Jinja (白山神社) is a shinto shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo. It is especially popular in early June when it holds its annual Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさいまつり). I was too early for the best viewing but there were still a few flowers (and a lot of cats) when I visited.