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.
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The Parc de Bagatelle is located inside the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. It was created in 1775 at the behest of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Its highlight is a rose garden featuring 10,000 rose bushes from 1,200 different species.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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