10 Most Beautiful Urban Parks on Earth

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Griffith Park, Los Angeles

For city dwellers, it is often hard to get away into the country to breathe fresh air and enjoy rambling in nature, but many urbanites are lucky enough to have green spaces in their own backyard.
City parks consist of gardens, hiking trails, zoos, observatories and so much more. We’ve chosen ten of the most beautiful from around the world. Enjoy!


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10. Butchart Gardens, British Columbia, Canada

These beautiful gardens are among the best in the world. In 1909, Jennie Butchart began beautifying an exhausted quarry and soon welcomed friends and visitors to this landscaped sanctuary. Now The Gardens welcomes visitors from around the world to this jewel in the crown of Victoria, BC.

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Building on the first garden (which still remains), the Butcharts soon added an Italian garden and a rose garden, before further additions were made in the years to come, including the Rose Carousel and Children’s Pavilion. In 2004, this special space was named a National Historic Site.

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