Not only is Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in all of Atlanta for those like me, who love nature dearly, but it’s also a beacon of hope in a world plagued by environmental disasters, pollution, and a lack of scientific understanding. Equal parts research & conservation facility and pleasure garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown while learning about and supporting the Southeastern Center for Conservation’s mission, “To develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, conservation, research, and enjoyment.”
I love pretty dresses, particularly when they’re pink with a floral print. It’s even better when they’re sustainably handmade of organic cotton! This Monsoon & Beyond Dress is precisely that. This soft, easy-to-wear dress with full sleeves and an asymmetrical scoop hem is something I wore on our recent visit to Atlanta, GA, during our tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I received many compliments on it, ranging from a Southern bell to a woodland fairy princess, the latter of which is essentially the best compliment I could have ever received!
The Gardens of Versailles at the Château de Versailles, approximately 12 miles southwest of Paris, France, is one of the most magnificent gardens I’ve ever visited. It’s an incredible 2,000-acre garden that was first built in 1624 but looks quite similar to how it would have nearly 400 years ago. We visited during our time in Paris as a day trip, and I was absolutely blown away by the complexity and sheer magnitude of these gorgeous gardens. Truly, I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t even imagine how this space would have wowed visitors centuries ago who had little in the way of a frame of reference.
Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.