Floral Photography Ideas – The Botanical Gardens

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Botanical gardens are one of the best places for floral photography. The picturesque gardens have a diverse collection of plants and flowers to satisfy your floral photography hunger/addiction.

For photographers who do not have access to a home garden, this is a dream come true. When you are walking through the gardens, you will be able to get up close to your photography subjects to obtain the perfect photo.

If you are stuck on which botanical garden to visit, Elizabeth Kovar at PacSafe recently wrote about some of the best botanical gardens in the world. Here are some of her botanical garden secrets –

Floral Photography At Botanical Gardens

Floral photography opportunities are plentiful at botanical gardens

Floral photography opportunities are plentiful at botanical gardens (above: Butchart Botanical Gardens)

Butchart Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
This 55 acre world premier show floral garden stuns visitors from the moment of entry. The British inspired Garden features an array of traditional and asian landscape displays. One of the most popular photographic areas of the park is a top of the famous staircase that overlooks a meandering arena of flower beds and rock path. If the weather is not up to par, sip tea in the Blue Poppy restaurant or eat lunch in the scenic dining room. Visit during Christmas to view a magnificent display of Christmas lights.

Montreal Botanical Gardens | Montreal, Canada
As the French say, “Jarden Botanique,” is an extraordinary, eye-stunning garden, which contains 22,000 plant species and cultivars. The garden also includes 10 exhibition greenhouses with some 30 themes gardens amongst the manicured grounds. With plants from all four corners of the globe, visitors forget they are minutes away from downtown Montreal.

Gardens by the Bay | Singapore
This progressive, modern-day garden is more than a display of pretty flowers. It’s an integration of architectural and botanical genius to showcase one sight everyone must see in their lifetime.  As you walk throughout “Pandora’s Biosphere”, get ready to transform yourself into a human-hybrid “avatar,” as you walk through Supertree Grove. These giant, man-made trees are environmentally sustainable and provide shade in the day and becomes a light show by night.

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens | London, England
Spending an afternoon in the Kews gardens while sipping tea is very much an, “English thing to do.” Established in 1759, feel like Queen Elizabeth for a day as you sachet through 300 acres of land. The garden is rich with spring and summer blooms such as: under flowers, crocuses, daffodils and cherry trees. Fall embraces foliage through the Tree Top Walk and winter brings visitors indoors with art and glasshouses.

New York Botanical Gardens | New York, New York
This kingdom of plants comprises of 50 gardens and more than 7 million botanical specimens. Be sure to visit the 50-acres of old growth forest, which is located in the heart of the garden. The garden features a Victorian-era Green house “crystal palace,”Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, rock garden and 37-acre conifer collection.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden | Big Island Hawaii
This tropical sanctuary is known as, “The Garden in a Valley on the Ocean.” Walk the various trails to view the exotic flowers, pristine waterfalls and ocean coastline. This “Heaven on Earth,” attracts various species of birds, and this vibrant garden displays a pure tropical scenery.

These botanical gardens sound stunning. If you live nearby to one of the botanical gardens, be sure to check it out and leave us a comment to tell us about all the floral photography opportunities you had!

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