History and botany mix with landscape design and architecture in these 18 fabulous gardens around the world.
While many are attached to famous estates, the gardens are destinations in their own right and deserve their own list. [18 photos total]

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Villa Taranto Gardens, Verbania, Italy (Xerones / Flickr: xerones) #
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The Gardens at Versailles, Versailles, France (Photogra Fer / Flickr: [email protected]) #
3
Mottisfont Abbey Rose Gardens, Hampshire, UK (ukgardenphotos / Flickr: ukgardenphotos) #
4
Gardens at the Cloisters, New York, NY (K Tempest Bradford / Flickr: ktempest) #
5
Ascott House Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK (ukgardenphotos / Flickr: ukgardenphotos) #
6
Master of the Nets Garden, Suzhou, China (Lyle Vincent / Flickr: lylevincent) #
7
Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, Canada (Nathan Eaton Jr. / Flickr: neatonjr) #
8
Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, New York (John Weiss / Flickr: jweiss3) #
9
Hidcote Manor Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK (Clive / Flickr: clicks2006) #
10
Gardens of the Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Yuya Tamai / Flickr: tamaiyuya) #
11
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa (Dietmar Temps / Flickr: deepblue66) #
12
Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park, New York (David Nicholls / Flickr: netnicholls) #
13
Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland (Elizabeth Burnett / Flickr: lizzyinfocus) #
14
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia (r reeve / Flickr: rreeve) #
15
Garden of the Sítio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (thefuturistics / Flickr: thefuturistics) #
16
The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou, China (Jonathan / Flickr: iceninejon) #
17
Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy (Daniele Muscetta / Flickr: dani3l3) #
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Sanssouci Palace Gardens, Potsdam, Germany (Wolfgang Staudt / Flickr: wolfgangstaudt) #

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