If you want to avoid the crowds of the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam or the Tuileries in Paris, you may find that some of the most peaceful gardens can be found in unexpected places, like rooftops and even cemeteries.
In London, the one-and-a-half acre Roof Gardens offer an unbeatable view of the London skyline, 100 feet in the air above Kensington High Street.
And, in the summertime, London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend lets you visit secret gardens that are normally closed to the public.
In Paris, the Jardin Atlantique is located on the rooftop of the Montparnasse train station.
This garden feels as if it’s a world away from the busy city, with sculptures, a sun bathing deck and plenty of greenery for a peaceful experience.
A little closer to home is the El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.
It has views of the rugged coastline of the Monterey Bay, grassy fields and tame deer that roam the property.
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