Five European green spaces worth visiting

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Paris-based photographer and full time terrarium creator Kali Vermès of Grow Little gets her inspiration from the parks and gardens around her. She shares her list of favourite green spaces in Paris and beyond with Khoollect:

1. The Jardin Alpin in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. I was given a tour once, four years ago, and it was magical. A lot of the plants are tiny and you need to look at it all very closely.

2. The Jardin Naturel, close to the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, is a tiny garden left to its own devices where new and old plants co-habitate.

3. Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s personal garden in the Netherlands, which I visited this summer, was an interesting spot to watch people comment about plants as if they were looking at or buying art works in a gallery.

4. Walking around the Barbican greenhouse in London with friends. It’s amazing to find this green hub in the middle of a housing project. I remember picking up offshoots from a succulent that had fallen to the ground and taking them home to replant.

5. A small green house situated in the botanic garden of Basel University, Switzerland, has an abundance of curious tropical plants and birds that fly freely.

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