Thirteen British gardens named best for day out in Europe’s top 50 list – which came top?

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The best gardens in Europe have been named by Paving Superstore and 13 British gardens made it onto the list. Looking at the 50 best gardens in Europe, the study ranked the best green spaces using reviews and ratings for each garden.

While France got the first place with the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, Great Britain had a remarkable 13 entries.

Making up over a fifth of the named gardens, the country’s top garden was found to be Kew in London.

France and Italy featured on the list nine times each.

Royal Botanic Garden Kew in London came ninth and Chatsworth House in Bakewell came eleventh.

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At number 16 was the first Scottish garden, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with other Scottish green spaces making it at number 18 (Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh) and 37 (Blaire Castle and Hercules Gardens, Blair Atholl).

Regent’s Park in London and The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Pentewan came 22nd and 23rd.

At number 30 was Arundel Castle and Gardens, at 33 Trebah Garden in Mawnan Smith and at 35 RHS Garden Wisley.

National Trust Cliveden in Taplow (45th), Winterbourne House and Gardens in Birmingham (46th) and Highgrove Gardens in Tetbury (47th) rounded up the British gardens list.

Top 50 gardens in Europe

1 – Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

2 – Real Alcazar de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

3 – English Garden, Munich, Germany

4 – Quinta de Regaleria, Sintra, Portugal

5 – Musee Rodin, Paris, France

6 – Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands

7 – Gereralife, Granada, Spain

8 – Schonbrunner Gardens, Vienna, Austria

9 – Royal Botanic Garden Kew, London, England

10 – Monte Palace Madeira, Funchal, Portugal

11 – Chatsworth House, Bakewell, England

12 – Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, Malta

13 – Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Corodoba, Spain

14 – Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, France

15 – Madeira Botanical Garden, Funchal, Portugal

16 – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

17- Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

18 – Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

19 – Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany

20 – Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

21 – Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy

22 – Regent’s Park, London, England

23 – The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, England

24 – Palazzon Pitti, Florence, Italy

25 – Giardino di Boboli, Florence, Italy

26 – Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

27 – I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, Merano, Italy

28 – Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello, Italy

29 – Chateau de Villandry, Villandry, France

30 – Arundel Castle and Gardens, Arundel, England

31 – Villa Carlotte, Tremezzina, Italy

32 – Villa and Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

33 – Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, England

34 – Jardines de Santa Clotilde, Lloret de Mar, Spain

35 – RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley, England

36 – I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Bellagio, Italy

37 – Blaire Castle and Hercules Gardens, Blair Atholl, Scotland

38 – Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France

39 – Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy

40 – Les Jardins d’Etretat, Etretat, France

41 – Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

42 – Wallenstein Palace Gardens, Prague, Czech Republic

43 – Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy

44 – Luxembourg Palace, Paris, France

45 – National Trust Cliveden, Taplow, England

46 – Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham, England

47 – Highgrove Gardens, Tetbury, England

48 – Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany

49 – Botanical Gardens Flora, Cologne, Germany

50 – The Vrtba Garden, Prague, Czech Republic
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