Once winter passes (if it ever will this year), Spring’s infectious nature takes hold. Suddenly, being outside doesn’t seem like a chore, flowers are in bloom, and the sun is shining. There is no greater place to really indulge in this season of rebirth than amidst the flora and fauna we missed for so many months.
Public gardens seem to be a universal language with acres upon acres of blooming flowers around the world. From Southern California’s Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens to the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne, these immense gardens house rare species of plants you can’t buy at your local nursery. They also serve as a beautiful refuge from a bustling city or a relaxing afternoon in a busy travel itinerary. Here are some of the world’s most beautiful public gardens, in bloom now.