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The World's 9 Most Gorgeous Gardens

  • butchart gardens
  • hamilton gardens
  • jardin majorelle
  • chateau de villandry gardens
  • daitokuji
  • keukenhof
  • yuyuan garden shanghai
  • inhotim brazil
  • hidcote garden
A visit to a garden can add a touch of beauty and serenity to any trip. It might be a zen rock garden outside a Japanese temple, a maze of box hedges around a French chateau or an oasis of cacti and palms in the midst of Marrakesh; even if you can't tell a dandelion from a daffodil, it's hard to resist their appeal.

We've stopped and smelled the roses all around the world to come up with this list of the planet's most gorgeous gardens. Click on any image to start the slideshow and plant the seeds of inspiration for your next trip.

--written by Sarah Schlichter