We all work as hard as we can to keep our yards and gardens as beautiful as we can, but there’s only so much that can be done with a certain yard size and budget.
There are gardens of this kind all throughout the world, from the United States to Spain, Italy, China, and India. It doesn’t matter where you live or how far you can afford to travel–there’s sure to be a monumentally beautiful public ornamental garden within your reach.
In some of these gardens you’ll take in the quiet serenity of Zen scenes as you walk along a solitary pathway, while others are just bursting with life and color, like Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands.
Many of these gardens were originally created on the grounds of massive cathedrals or stately castles, including the gardens at Versailles, or at Crathes’ Castle Gardens in Scotland.
Whether you prefer the gentle, natural atmosphere of a Zen garden or the bold, bright displays more common to European gardens, you’re sure to be awe-struck by the care and diligence put into these beautiful and sometimes ancient ornamental gardens.