Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

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From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

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Petrin Hill, Czech Republic

Prague's offers amazing views of the city, a replica of the Eiffel Tower.

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Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados

Tropical plants and trees fill this lush .

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National Gardens, Greece

Athens' (unsurprisingly) contain ancient ruins and Corinthian columns.

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Garden of Dreams, Nepal

Originally a private garden, the has a pavilion for each of Nepal's six seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter, and winter.

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Tivoli Gardens, Denmark

Located in the capital of Copenhagen, the whimsical fantasyland is also a famous .

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Bahai Shrine, Israel

The 19 terraces of the have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens extend for more than half a mile up the side of Mount Carmel, with beautiful views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Powis Castle, Wales

A classic example of Baroque garden design, the also boasts 30-foot high yew hedges.

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Las Pozas, Mexico

Late British multimillionaire Edward James built this , inspired by surrealists like Salvador Dali.

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El Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, Brazil

Famous landscape architect didn't skimp on his own residence. Besides the thousands of rare plants, the estate also features a 17th-century chapel.

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Queluz National Palace, Portugal

King Pedro III built this in 1747 as a summer residence, but the estate is so beautiful it soon became the Royal Family's permanent home.

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Bogor Botanical Garden, Indonesia

An hour away from Jakarta, this has over 400 species of palm trees and some 3,000 types of orchids.

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Jardin Majorelle, Morocco

French designer Yves Saint Laurent bought and then restored this in order to save it from a hotel development project.

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Peterhof Palace, Russia

Peter the Great built his to outshine all of the European courts, including Versailles. The resulting gardens, dotted with gilded fountains and statues, wow thousands of visitors today.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

A series of bridges and platforms leads guest to five cascading , all tucked away in the middle of the jungle.

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Ayrlies Garden, New Zealand

Owner has devoted over fifty years her life to landscaping these twelve acres — and the result is breathtaking.

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Schönbrunn Palace, Austria

The Hapsburgs built their complete with a maze, orangery, and multiple fountains.

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Shalimar Garden, Pakistan

A , the Lahore gardens are known for their extensive water gardens and Mughal architecture.

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Gardens By the Bay, Singapore

Opened in 2012, this ambitious features 18 "" — vertical gardens reaching up to 160 feet tall.

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Villa d'Este, Italy

Located on Lake Como (yes, George Clooney's favorite vacation spot), the renowned dates back to 1560.

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Exbury Gardens, England

Hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas make the a riot of color in the spring. Don't skip a ride on the steam railway through the swathes of perennials.

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Mount Stewart, Ireland

Although local mythology inspired the Shamrock Garden, Spanish and Italian gardens are also featured on the .

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Butchart Gardens, Canada

After entrepreneur Robert Pim Butchart exhausted a limestone quarry on Vancouver Island, his enterprising wife Jennie transformed the gigantic pit into a gorgeous .

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa

Table Mountain overshadows the , which showcases native African flora.

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Generalife, Spain

Built by Muslim royalty between the 12th and 14th centuries, the is now one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens.

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Monet's Garden, France

The famous property inspired some of Claude Monet's most well-known works, like the Water Lilies series.

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Humble Administrator's Garden, China

The , consisting of numerous connected islands, is over a thousand years old.

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Royal Botanical Garden, Bhutan

The mountainous Buddhist kingdom doesn't take its flora lightly — the Himalayan country just in honor of the new royal baby.

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Kenroku-en, Japan

As one of the three great gardens of Japan, this park is known for combining the six : spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, waterways, and panoramas.

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Soroa Orchid Garden, Cuba

More than 20,000 orchids cover , which is located in the westernmost part of the island nation.

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

, also known as Lion Rock, is a 600-foot-tall stone column with an ancient palace built right on top. The landscaped gardens, built some 2,500 years ago, are some of the oldest in the world.

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