What is a destination garden? Could it be the the exquisite Palace Gardens of Versailles in Paris, France as shown in the photo? Well, let’s start with literal definitions. A destination is a physical or virtual location to which one may travel either a short or a great distance. A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. Birds, butterflies, caterpillars, and countless other wildlife will visit a garden. Many people will visit a garden, not because they are avid gardeners, but because they enjoy its beauty and a peaceful feeling that a garden provides. Destination gardens could be any garden that involves a short walk or long journey to reach it. They could be grand or small in scale. You decide what a destination garden means to you, and please let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.
One of my favorite destination gardens is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello which you will see featured throughout this website. The Monticello mansion itself is set on a hill with its flower, herb, and vegetable gardens and vineyards touching upon the surrounding valleys below.
Take a jaunt to a destination garden to view different types of plants and arrangements for ideas for your own garden. Be sure to view our Destination Gardens tab above.