Heading to London? Visit the tropical hothouse at this royal garden

Many of Europe’s parks and gardens were created at the request of the kings, queens, princes and princesses who once ruled over the Old Continent. Some have exceptional qualities or stunning styles that put them on the map for visitors vacationing in Europe, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in southwest London, UK. The royal connection: Rather than being created by one individual, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew were built over time. First of all, King Henry VII built a royal palace in Richmond in the 16th century…

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Srinagar’s Siraj Bagh, Asia’s largest tulip garden, opens for tourists

Tourists at Asia’s largest Tulip garden on the foothills of Zabarwan range overlooking the world-famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. (PTI) With 20 lakh tulips of 46 varieties in its lap, Asia’s largest Tulip garden overlooking the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar was thrown open to visitors on Saturday, marking the beginning of new tourism season in the Valley. The mega 15-day Tulip festival, part of Bahaar-e-Kashmir (spring in Kashmir) event, kick-started with the opening of the Tulip garden as authorities focus on revival of tourism which was badly affected…

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