Embarking on a journey to explore the world’s finest luxury hotels unveils not only opulent accommodations but also breathtaking indigenous gardens that serve as havens of tranquility and showcase local biodiversity. These verdant sanctuaries not only captivate the senses but also inspire a deeper connection to nature.
Explore the lush landscapes of three exceptional hotels that boast unique and beautiful indigenous gardens, inviting travelers to bask in their beauty and draw inspiration for cultivating their own gardens at home.
Baros Maldives: A Botanical Haven beneath the Waves
Nestled in the azure waters of the Maldives, Baros Maldives goes beyond its renowned underwater beauty with the introduction of “Baros: A Botanical Garden.” This immersive experience invites guests to explore the island’s rich plant life, creating a seamless blend of luxury and ecological appreciation. As travelers stroll along scenic pathways, QR codes provide intriguing insights into the medicinal properties and cultural significance of the diverse plant species that grace the island. From epiphytes like the Natal Fig to terrestrial trees like the Beach Cordia, Baros Maldives boasts a botanical haven that not only enhances the island’s allure but also contributes to the well-being of its guests through the unique medicinal properties of its flora.
Hotel Eden Roc: The Swiss Oasis by Lake Maggiore
Perched on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Hotel Eden Roc is a Swiss Deluxe Hotels property that redefines luxury with its waterfront location and a captivating “Garden of Eden.” Drawing inspiration from the surrounding Ticino region, the garden celebrates local flora and nature, creating a summer oasis for guests. Set against the stunning backdrop of mountains and lake, the Garden of Eden provides a serene escape for relaxation. With a private beach, yachting marina, and lush greenery, guests can unwind by the water, enjoying breathtaking views and indulging in the perfect blend of luxury and nature.
Ellerman House: A Botanical Symphony in Cape Town
Inspired by the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Ellerman House showcases gardens that are a testament to the beauty of indigenous flora. Collaborating with botanists from Kirstenbosch, the hotel’s gardens feature rare species from the Cape Floral Kingdom, as well as iconic South African plants from diverse regions. The use of indigenous species not only enhances the visual appeal of the gardens but also aligns with sustainability by being well-suited to the Cape’s hot, dry summers. In spring, a burst of colors from flowering species creates a picturesque landscape, while summer brings a dramatic display of late-flowering proteas against the backdrop of the ocean.
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