Nature is an extremely beautiful thing, but there are only a few things that are more amazing and magical than walking underneath a canopy of trees in amazing tree tunnels on warm summer evenings. Whether they have been formed accidentally, naturally or by the help of some patient gardeners, these amazing tree tunnels are sure to enchant anyone lucky enough to walk below them.
Although trees grow very slowly, they are incredibly responsive to different methods of modifying their growth. With an extremely patient, persistent and strong force, trees can be sculpted into different forms. Some of the beautiful tree tunnels shown below have been sculpted and formed by skilled gardeners to make sure that they suit their urban surroundings. Even unintentionally, these incredibly beautiful tree tunnels can work their magic on us.
Various ancient societies used to consider trees as sacred and they kept holy groves of old trees. It’s not really hard to understand why they would do these things after seeing the enchanting tree tunnels below.
Amazing and Enchanting Tree Tunnels
1. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
The luscious green and beautiful tree tunnels are a popular spot for lovers in Ukraine. The enchanting tree tunnels provide a passageway for a private train that runs 3 times a day to provide wood to a local factory. The beautiful tree tunnels are also famous as a photo spot for married couples. It is also used by lovers to make a wish. It is said that if their love is sincere enough, their wishes will be granted.
2. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa
Jacarandas Walk is one of the most amazing tree tunnels in the world and a very popular tourist destination, especially due to the fact that it hosts the largest man-made forest on the planet. This incredibly beautiful tree tunnel is more than a hundred years old and is comprised of trees that were imported from South America. The enchanting tree tunnels are made up by more than 70,000 trees and add vibrant splashes of purple-blue to the urban landscape. They are best seen in October, when the Jacaranda trees fully blossom.
3. Autumn Tree Tunnel in Vermont, USA
The Autumn Tree Tunnel is located on the way to Smugglers’ Notch, a Vermont state park. The thick forest located in this mountainous area of America used to provide cover to smugglers, hence the name. During all four seasons, this area provides breathtaking views and an amazing atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else. This place becomes especially beautiful in autumn. The autumn tree tunnel is one of the most beautiful tree tunnels around.
4. Yew Tree Tunnel in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
The Yew Tree Tunnel is one of the oldest and most amazing tree tunnels in Wales, UK. It is a popular tourist attraction and has been an inspiration to writers since 1470. This incredibly beautiful tree tunnel has been found in the grounds of Aberglasney House and has been believed to be planted in the 18th century by the Dyer family.
5. Wisteria Tunnel in Japan
As the cherry blossom season ends in Japan, the wisteria season takes over. One of the most famous wisteria tunnels are at Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu, Japan. The best time to walk through the enchanting tree tunnels is from late April to mid-May, when the wisteria flowers are in full bloom. The Wisteria Festival, also known as Fuji Matsuri, is celebrated each spring in Okazaki, Shizuoka and Tokyo.
Another famous place for viewing the incredibly beautiful tree tunnel is Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan. The amazing tree tunnels here have a wide variety of wisteria, including giant wisteria, double-petaled wisteria and purple, light pink, white or yellow variants of wisteria.
6. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel in Japan
Ginkgo biloba is a highly revered tree in Japanese culture since it survived the Hiroshima bombing and is still alive and growing. Therefore, the ginkgo tree is regarded by the Japanese as the “bearer of hope”. It is also called “the living fossil” and “the survivor”.
About 65,000 ginkgoes line the streets, parks and gardens of Tokyo. The incredibly beautiful tree tunnel pictured below is located in the outer garden of the Meiji Shrine.