The World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

Gardens are a beautiful thing to behold. There’s nothing quite like being at one with the great outdoors, and a botanical garden can offer a taste of the natural world combined with history, culture, and beautiful architecture.

There are hundreds of incredible botanical gardens around the world. From the beautifully cultivated gardens of the Chateau of Versailles, to the 1350 varieties of cactus in the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona, to the “Alice In Wonderland”-style bright colours of Dubai Miracle Garden, each garden has its own unique character and vibe.

At The Solar Centre, we have put together a collection of our favourite botanical gardens across the globe. So make sure to check these out if you’re ever in the area!

the world's most beautiful gardens

Ceremonial Use of Lights Around the World

From candles, to oil lamps, lanterns and even fire, light is widely used in all sorts of ceremonies and rituals around the world. Light carries several symbolic meanings for a number of religions and represents joy, hope and life-giving power. Whilst the use of light is common to each of the ceremonies regardless of their geographical location or differing religions, the ceremonies origins themselves and their respective symbolic meanings greatly differ.

Our latest infographic looks at variety of ceremonies – from Lampadedromia the ancient Greek ceremony to honour the Gods which has now been transformed and incorporated into the Olympic Torch Race, to the well-known Hindu Diwali and slightly closer to home, the popularly celebrated Guy Fawkes Night in the UK.

Have you experience any of these beautiful ceremonies? Or, if you haven’t seen any, which would be at the top of your bucket-list?