Orto Botanico di Padova (founded in 1545) - is the original of all botanical gardens throughout the world. I spent in this garden a couple of hours in July 2017 - hunting with my camera for rarities and beauties. If Padua would be my hometown, I would be a regular visitor of this garden.
Taking pictures of flowers is very relaxing. They never complain, don’t try to escape, develop bad mood or behavior. I love especially water plants like water lilies. They are always calm beauties and they DON’T swing with the wind.