For some travelers, nature is a major influence in where they vacation next. Whether it’s natural landscapes in the mountains or beachfront views, experiencing the beauty of nature in a new destination can be transformative. 

Botanical indoor gardens are available to enjoy all across the world. Filled with native and tropical plant life, these garden spaces can be both inspiring and entertaining depending on where you’re headed. If you’re a nature-loving traveler, consider checking out these lovely indoor gardens across the globe.

Butterfly Garden – Chattanooga, TN

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The Tennessee Aquarium is full of magical surprises. It’s one of the first sights travelers see as they drive into Chattanooga and the fun there seems endless. Beyond the marine life that calls the aquarium home, travelers will find a unique butterfly garden in the same building. This Butterfly Garden is a real treat. Amongst the vibrant green plants and rare flowers, guests will find colorful butterfly species at every turn. The delicate insects are friendly and welcoming. This indoor garden is unlike any other and feels like a true fairy tale come to life. 

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden – Pittsburgh, PA

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The Phipps Conservatory has been around since the 1800s. A hidden gem in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, this indoor garden is graceful and ever-changing. The Victorian-style building has 14 rooms within its glass walls. Twenty-three gardens can be found in the space and different exhibits come throughout the year. Phipps has a wonderful orchid and bonsai collection, seasonal flower shows, and an array of other unforgettable floral experiences. 

Gardens By The Bay – Singapore 

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At first glance, Gardens By The Bay might be confused for a contemporary art museum. However, the architectural wonder is a true gem right outside of Singapore’s banking district. The gardens house a plethora of tropical and exotic plant life. It has bayfront views surrounded by incredible flowers and greenery with pockets of unique art hidden among the foliage. Around the indoor garden, travelers will find a city-like garden atmosphere to explore for hours. 

Conservatory Of Flowers – San Francisco, CA

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The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is like no other indoor garden. Travelers can truly romanticize their vacation at this classic greenhouse. Stone statues scattered among the green plants create an Old World feel as visitors explore the diverse vegetation. The garden is also home to a few rare carnivorous and aquatic plants for the traveling plant-loving folks. 

The Eden Project – Cornwall, England

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The Eden Project is the world’s largest indoor garden space. Composed of multiple gigantic domes, this garden feels lush and otherworldly. Fox News described The Eden Project as a “controlled jungle” and visitors are teleported to the wild as they wander through each dome. A Mediterranean, rainforest-like experience, The Eden Project merges nature and mysticism into one realm as travelers explore the many dimensions of the indoor gardens.