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Irish garden listed as 3rd in National Geographic list of top 10 gardens in the world

Can you guess which gardens made it in?

POWERSCOURT GARDENS IN Wicklow have been listed as one of the top 10 gardens in the world.

The list from the National Geographic has ranked the Wicklow Gardens in third position.

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It says “The gardens and grand Palladian villa at Powerscourt were designed in the 18th century and punctuate 19 hectares (47 acres) of formal walled gardens and shaded ponds.

Cascading terraces and formal landscapes are planned with carefully designed walks that are framed by the gentle beauty of the Wicklow Mountains.

“The grounds, waterfalls, parks, garden pavilions, and fine tree-lined arbors were suggested by the Italian Renaissance and the great estates and gardens of France and Germany”.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in England were named in second place while Château de Versailles in France took the top spot.

The list is taken from the National Geographic book ‘The 10 Best of Everything’.

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