Medical research indicates that spending time in a garden is a powerful way to increase personal wellness. To help you find the best lovely spots, we embarked on a round-the-world tour. The result is our five-part series on the most beautiful gardens in the world. We’re sharing our top picks of the best gardens in the United States and Canada; Europe; Asia; the Middle East and Africa. Here’s the list of the most beautiful gardens in Central and South America – the best gardens in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and more.
On a recent cruise to Alaska, we made a brief stop in the lovely and charming provincial capital of Victoria. Join us for the luxury of a magical evening visit at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Here are some of our photos of a full moon summer night visit to the famous Butchart Gardens, including the stunning Sunken Garden.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and spring will be along any minute after that. So, we’re thinking flowers. Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has done the research, and she’s sharing the details on the 12 best luxury florists, flower shops and floral artists in the world right now. These are the designers behind the most artistic statement bouquets and floral arrangements. And they’re the perfect go-to professionals for luxury Valentine’s Day flowers, wedding flowers, Mother’s Day and everyday sparks of much-needed flower joy.
Even in 2020, it’s still possible to experience the amazing beauty of the autumn season in New York, dear reader. This week we went in search of a forest ablaze with fall foliage, pumpkins and gourds and a bit of pre-Halloween spooky fun. And we found it all in the Bronx! Here’s our report on the astonishing fall adventures to be had right now at the New York Botanical Garden, including fall foliage and a display of pumpkins and kiku chrysanthemums. From now until mid-November, it’s the perfect place to revel in autumn joy.
What are the best cemeteries to visit – with the burial sites of famous people, and grounds that are truly beautiful? Especially as Halloween draws near? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 13 most astoundingly beautiful, historic and haunting cemeteries in the world. Perhaps the autumn season holidays will inspire you to visit one.