The gardens at Schönbrunn Palace are grand in classic proportions. The history of these gardens add a maturity that is uniquely old Europe with its palatial surroundings. Vienna is full of such views, in a Parisian tradition.
This lush country with a climate ripe for gardening is one of my favourite spots on Earth. The sweet smell of the sea air and the dramatic scapes are more than worth the trip. Our friends who introduced us to this charming country lived on the southwest coast in a lovely town called Tenby. We stayed at Penally Abbey, a converted property that now serves as a world-class inn, featuring some beautiful gardens.