Looking at beautiful landscapes is always a pleasurable experience. It is medicine for the soul. You can even use these as inspiration for your next landscape architecture project.
Let’s get those creative juices flowing as we check out some of the most iconic landscape designs on the planet (in no particular order).
This is where landscape architecture was born. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux came up with the term landscape architecture to describe the profession of designing an area of plants, land, water, pavements, and other structures. They use the term landscape architecture in their winning entry for the design of Central Park in New York City.
The Kew Gardens became a national botanic garden in 1840. Currently, it is the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collection in the world. UNESCO also declared the garden as a Heritage site. Architect William Chambers was the first one to build landscape structures in the park.
Kenrokuen Garden is one of the most beautiful landscape gardens in Japan. The grounds used to be the other garden of Kanazawa Castle. This garden has a variety of flowering trees that provide a different look for each season. Plum blossoms can be found during spring and fall colours during autumn because of maple trees.
Tree house found in Singapore is very popular because of their unique vertical garden structure. The garden reduces the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants out of the air. It is also tagged as the ‘Best Innovative Green Building’ by the Guinness World Records.
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is home to different species of wildlife with about 240 bird species. The garden includes a succulent garden, cycad garden, water garden, fern trail, arboretum, and wildflower area.
These are just some of the most iconic landscape treasures on the planet. They are products of years of patience and hard work.
After all, landscape architecture isn’t just an overnight job. Have you ever been to any of these landscapes? Did you get any ideas for your next landscape project?