make space in the city
Living in a city can mean constant excitement, but with the ongoing stream of business and play, sometimes we can long for an escape, whether we’re aware of it or not. City gardens can be the perfect way to make space – in the midst of the concrete jungle you can find rolling parks, wildflowers, and lakes. So why not grab a coffee or take a book and head out in search of one of these incredible city gardens…
Parc Buttes Chaumont // Paris
The city of love was sure to deliver a park of pure beauty, Buttes Chaumont is one of the most romantic places in the whole of Paris. Acres of rolling green, rowboats on the lake, a soft lit pergola overlooking the Sacre Couer. Head here on a sunny afternoon or evening, and find yourself forgetting you're in the famous city of lights.
Ueno Park // Tokyo
When spring shows her face in Japan, the Ueno Park turns into a froth of pale pink and white as the cherry blossom blooms. More than a thousand cherry trees line the pathways of Ueno Park and walking beneath the pastel canopy you will feel like you are in a fairytale. The park is also home to Giant Pandas and the remnants of ancient shrines.
Stanley Park // Vancouver
Take a walk on the wild side at Stanley Park. Canada is world famous for its jaw dropping wilderness and this park is a prime example. Boasting over 400 acres, Stanley Park is a natural forest and during the fall months she puts on her best dress with russet tones and gold as the leaves change color. Flanked by mountains, brimming with wildlife, this is a space you can truly escape to and unwind in.
Villa Borghese // Rome
The Romans loved to play in the outdoors and Villa Borghese echoes that with its lake and temples and shaded walkways. Climb the Spanish steps in the city and you will find yourself in one of the most delightful spots in the city – stretch out on the grass beneath the pines, row out across the lake, or just take a moment to take it all in.
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