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My Favorite Garden Photos - A Gallery of Places I Love
"When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden." Quote by Minnie Aumonier
Gardens are very peaceful and bring much joy to our lives. While often a garden is just for growing something practical and hard work, even those gardens can bring relaxing moments and tranquility even amongst the hard work of keeping a garden going.
The photos in this gallery are more of a decorative type, a kind that brings joy to the eye and soul even. These are some of my favorite gardens I have come across over time. Many include water scenes.
Photos of Some of My Favorite Gardens
Photos 1, 4 and 9, cover a large range of space, but is all part of one bigger garden. There are different angles among the three. I have seen this garden in all the different seasons and I love how it looks in each season. In winter time, its pretty when it snows, but other than that it can be kind of drab in the winter. Other than that, its a beauty year round.
Photos 2 & 3 - These are two different angles of the same basic area and garden. From a statue, to water ponds with a water garden, to complimentary flowers, its all very beautiful and peaceful to me.
Photo 4 - See above
Photos 5 & 6 - These are two different gardens that I am lumping together for they are somewhat similar. I love the shade, the paths, the Japanese Maples, and the dogwoods in the Spring. Its like a wonderland among the tall trees.
Photo 7 - Large flower garden with large trees as a backdrop. These flowers were so pretty. I love the path going through this garden as well. The majority of the flowers growing in this photo are gladiolus and dahlias.
Photo 8 - Large water gardens like these, that include man made art, if done well are such a joy to see and visit. I love how this is done, and it is at one of my favorite places, the Missouri Botanical Garden. (By now, anyone that knows me, knows this is a favorite place of mine! I have shared many photos of this garden on Hubpages.)
Photo 9 - See above
Photo 10 - Beautifully paved walkway into a flower garden. I wouldn't mind replicating this in my own yard one day, but that is a dream for now.
Photo 11 - A Gourd Garden, yes, a gourd garden! I wish you could see this in person, as it was quite spectacular to observe. I enjoyed it as it was, but also envisioned what I have seen artists do with gourds as I looked at them all. Who knows what the future is for those gourds!
Photo 12 - A beautiful courtyard garden that has several vines growing throughout and potted flowers as well. I love the fountain in the middle and the design.
"One is nearer to God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth." Quote by Dorothy Frances Gurney