Instagram has one billion users every month and 400 million daily users of Instagram stories, many sharing visits to stunning botanical gardens.
A recent study carried out by MyVoucherCodes unveils the ‘Most Instagrammed Botanical Gardens’ across the UK. Visitor figures for botanical gardens increased by 7.3% in 2017, compared with the year before.
1. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew – 368,018 Hashtagged photos
Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, offering something from every stage of the Gardens’ History. There are more than 90 attractions to visit, such as the Temperate House, The Hive, The Treetop Walkway and the Palm House.
2. Eden Project – 140,602 Hashtagged photos
Situated in Cornwall, the Eden project had a total of 1,024,156 visitors in 2017. The Eden project is home to massive Biomes, holding the largest rainforest in captivity. You can also discover striking gardens, stunning plants, exhibitions and stores.
3. Westonbirt Arboretum – 19,202 Hashtagged photos
Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, was visited by 538,605 members of the public in 2017. Westonbirt is home to 15,000 labelled trees which have come from all corners of the globe, including Britain, China, North America, Japan and Chile.
4. Lost Gardens of Heligan – 17,204 Hashtagged photos
Hidden away in St. Austell, Cornwall, you will find The Lost Gardens of Heligan. These gardens were finally unveiled after decades of overgrowth in 1992, and today the gardens offer over 200 acres to explore.
5. Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley – 14,027 Hashtagged photos
Located in Woking, RHS Wisley was visited by 1,143,175 members of the public last year. The garden has expanded over the years to become a 240-acre hub for inspirational gardening. It is home to the Rock Garden, the Glass House and the Exotic Garden, promising a garden for everyone.
6. Wakehurst Place – 10,257 Hashtagged photos
Wakehurst is home to over 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve to explore. The Mansion Garden is nestled between borders, a lawn, a pond and a walled garden. The pond is planted with waterlilies, inhabited with mallards and moorhens, and at the northern end of the pond, you’ll find several Japanese maple trees which look picturesque in autumn.
7. Birmingham Botanical Garden – 10,143 Hashtagged photos
Near the city centre, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to spend a sunny day. Discover a large lawn full of flora, a traditional Victorian bandstand, a tea room and gift shop, and four stunning greenhouses, ranging from the Tropical and Subtropical to the Mediterranean and Arid Houses.
8. Glasgow Botanical Gardens – 8,050 Hashtagged photos
The Glasgow Botanical Gardens are located in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The gardens contain a variety of plants, woodland copses and riverside walks, as well as the famous Kibble Palace. In 2017, these botanical gardens celebrated their 200-year anniversary.
9. Chelsea Physic Garden – 6,498 Hashtagged photos
Founded in 1673, the Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanical garden in London. Located just behind the Thames, it is home to 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants. Within three and a half acres, you can find the oldest rock garden in Europe, alongside a herb garden, botanical beds, glasshouses and the largest outdoor olive tree in Britain.
10. Winkworth Arboretum – 5,360 Hashtagged photos
Located in Surrey, the National Trust Arboretum is set within 46 acres. Winkworth Arboretum has been maintained by the National Trust allowing it to build up a significant collection of more than 1,000 species of shrub and trees.