Can't face another stuffy museum? Does the thought of rubbing shoulders with hordes of other visitors in overcrowded malls and theme parks this summer fill you with dread? Then let horticulture come to the rescue: at this time of year, many of the world's destination gardens are looking their best, and you don't have to be a plant buff to enjoy their charms.
From the lavish grounds at Giverny (the former home of artist Claude Monet, some 75 km west of Paris) to the stately grandeur of England's Hampton Court (home of the world's oldest grapevine), ornamental...
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