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Ask any plant parent and they’ll tell you that their garden is the most Instagrammable around. But don’t tell them this: Instagram thinks otherwise.
According to a study by OnBuy.com, wherein experts analyzed thousands of gardening-related Instagram hashtags, the most Instagrammable garden in the world is London’s Kew Gardens, having received over 744,491 hashtags.
It’s not hard to see why the 182-year-old botanical garden is popular with its 1.35 million yearly visitors. Kew Gardens houses the world’s largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections, having over 50,000 living plants and over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal specimens.
OnBuy.com wrote: “Kew is home to the world’s oldest plant, the cycad, which has been around since 1775… Many exotic animals also reside in Kew Gardens, such as peacocks, wild European badgers and at one point even kangaroos!”
The botanical garden is so important that, in 2003, Kew was declared as London’s fourth (and largest) World Heritage Site.
In second place is Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania with 288,975 hashtags. It may not be as popular as Kew, but it is certainly as amazing, with over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. It’s considered to be one of the premier horticultural displays in the U.S.
In third place is Brazil’s Jardim Botânico, having been tagged 233,477 times. Founded in 1808, the botanical garden features 6,500 different plant species — including 600 species of orchids — and is an important institution in saving the Amazon rainforest.
Here’s the full list of the most Instagrammable botanical gardens in the world: