Two 'hidden' gardens ranked as world's best that you may not have heard of

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Two gardens in Wales have been given a global nod, making it onto a list of top botanical paradises.

In the study, undertaken by travel insurance company InsureandGo, the top 15 worldwide botanical havens were ranked after considering elements such as the number of plant species and the quantity of botanical hubs. The "botanical bliss" score also took into account Instagram posts about flora and plants as well as Google search requests for gardens from each country.

A total of more than 100 reviews about botanical Edens all over the globe were looked at, and North Wales was able to bag two spots in the top ten. The premier place was given to Arizona's Boyce Thompson Arboretum known for its 3,200 diverse plant types and lush greenery wedged in the dried-up landscape of Sonoran Desert.

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Coming in close behind with 97.5% positive reviews (four stars and above) was Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens near Menai Bridge on Anglesey. Visitors to the 'hidden' gardens that many may not know about, will be excited by the walled garden, the "jungle" and rows of yew pyramids, as well as breathtaking panoramic views out across Eryri (Snowdonia).

Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden in Conwy -Credit:PA

Bodnant Gardens, nestled in the Conwy Valley, has also earned a place on the list, coming in at number six. The garden was founded back in 1874 by Henry Pochin, a scientist, businessman and politician. It's home to a wealth of plants gathered by famous explorers such as Ernest Wilson, George Forrest and Harold Comber.

Now managed by the National Trust, it welcomes visitors all year round. The garden is known for its towering trees and and impressive array of flowers.

Every spring, the garden features a mesmerising Laburnum arch in full bloom, offering visitors the chance to admire a canopy of hanging blossoms.

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