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Ten Secret Escapes close to Ten of the Best Gardens in the World

  A couple of days ago I was sent this info and as I love gardens I was intrigued to find out which gardens they had included.  The pictures were so stunning and the list included two of my favourite places to visit, as well as two places I'd love to visit and two I'd never heard of, so I found this list pretty interesting.  With this in mind I thought I'd post it up for the weekend.

Villa Lante, Italy

One of the most stunning examples of Italian renaissance design, the Villa Lante gardens are the work of Cardinal Gambara, who had a modern taste for outdoor living and eating al fresco.



Rome city break: The Duke Hotel, Italy
From £232 / per person for 2 nights (saving £116 per person)
Offer includes two nights in a Superior room, buffet breakfast, early check in from 11am and late check out till 4pm, 25% discount on the a la carte menu at the restaurant (excluding beverages), one afternoon tea for two in the Polo Lounge, two complimentary tickets to Vittoriano Museum Art Exhibition, transfer from Duke Hotel to Piazza del Popolo (from 8am until 11.45pm) and return flights from your selected departure airport to Rome. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates May to September 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Ch√Ęteau Versailles, France

The grand home of Louis XIV, the exquisite Versailles gardens represent the heights of absolutist decadence and excess.


Hotel Montmartre Mon Amour: Paris, France
From £146 / per room per night (saving £40 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Deluxe room and breakfast. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates July to August 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

The Majorelle Garden, Morocco

Wander through Yves Saint Laurent's gardens in Marrakech, containing luscious species, art deco design and a fine eye for colour and detail.



Riad Cocoon: Marrakech, Morocco
From £71 / per room per night (saving £46 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Superior room, continental breakfast, welcome tea and Moroccan pastries. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates May to September 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Ninfa, Italy

Blooming from the sacked ruins of an ancient Medieval town, these botanical gardens are a half hour drive from the capital and among the most serene and beautiful sanctuaries in the world.

For something to eat, head to nearby Sermoneta and a family run restaurant, as recommended by my Italian friend Carla who loved dining there.  Simposio al Corso, Corso Garibaldi 33, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy.



Hotel Savoy: Rome, Italy
From £86 / per room per night (saving £24 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Classic room, American buffet breakfast and 10% discount at the Granet restaurant. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates June to September 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Kew Gardens, London

The Royal Botanic Gardens features 121 hectares of gardens, botanical glass houses and a beautiful orchid sanctuary, the perfect destination for a summer stroll.



K West Hotel and Spa: Shepherd's Bush, West London
From £129 / per room per night (saving £89 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Deluxe room, continental breakfast, welcome drink and VIP Westfield shopping pass. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates May to September 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Sanssouci Palace, Berlin

Surrounding the former summer palace of the King of Prussia, Frederik the Great, the Sanssouci grounds are splayed out in an intimate Rococo style, and were counted as a rival to the French Versailles.



Adina Apartment Hotel: Hackescher Markt, Berlin
From £94 / per apartment per night (saving £122 / per apartment per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Studio Premier Apartment, minimum two-night stay is required, breakfast, Wi-Fi access and 10% discount in the bar and restaurant. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates June to August 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington

Often featuring sculpture and artwork from a variety of famous artists, Dumbarton Oaks blends stunning natural landscaping with contemporary touches of modern design.



USA twin-centre holiday: New York and Washington DC
From £1099 / per person for 6 nights (saving £200 per person)
Offer includes three nights in a Standard room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, room-only, a bus tour of Washington DC, three nights in a Standard room at The Belvedere Hotel, New York, room-only, New York water taxi pass, Dine4Less card, return flights from London Heathrow to Washington DC, shared transfers and Amtrak train between cities. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates June to March 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

The Alhambra, Spain

The Alhambra fortress boasts a fabulous water garden and is considered one of the great architectural sights of Europe, celebrating Moorish art and encapsulating Andalusian history.



Malaga beach holiday: Iberostar Malaga Playa
From £399 / per person for 5 nights (saving £200 per person)
Offer includes five nights in a Double Side Sea-view room, half-board basis, return flights from your selected departure airport to Malaga, Spain and shared transfers. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates May to November 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

Along with one the finest collections of wild collected Japanese plants in Northern Europe, the botanical gardens' greenhouses are home to about 4,000 species, including 1,500 orchids.



Gothia Towers: Gothenburg, Sweden
From £99 / per room per night (saving £80 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Standard Premium room, breakfast and 10% off at Restaurant Incontro (food only). Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates June to August 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.

Hampton Court Gardens, Greater London

This 60 acre estate runs its beautiful grounds down to the River Thames, featuring wonderful formal gardens and species planted by the famous landscaper Capability Brown.



The Cranley: South Kensington, London
From £149 / per room per night (saving £54 / per room per night)
Offer includes accommodation in a Superior room, continental breakfast, a non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival, champagne and Canapes between 7-8pm, daily newspaper and complimentary Wi-Fi. Book by 31st May 2014. Available select dates June to September 2014. Visit http://www.secretescapes.com or call 0843 22 77 777.
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  1. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing !

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