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My Favorite Garden Photos - A Gallery of Places I Love

Updated on November 25, 2011
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"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

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      So glad to hear it, Emichael! I want to have more time to just lose track of time also, so I totally hear you. I think its good for us to daydream a little sometimes. Life is precious, and flying by, its good to enjoy it too even though its so busy. Happy for your comment, thanks. :)

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      6 years ago from New Orleans

      Agreed. Unfortunately, I don't get to "loose track of time" as much as I would like. Sometimes I feel like I live my life tied to the arm of a clock. But when I am able to get away and get lost, it's like my soul can breath again.

      Anyway...I'm happens. Especially when I look at pictures like this :)

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Emichael, thanks so much, we are a bit alike as I like to get "lost" in places like that, and lose track of time, etc. :) The fountain is one of the prettiest I know of, in its own way. Thanks for your visit and comment.

      Mary, I always love it when you stop by, thank you so much. :)

      RedElf, thanks so much for your comment. I feel the same way. Glad you stopped by.

      Phdast7, thanks so much for your comment. Good gardening takes a lot of work, which is part of the reason I love to go and see other's gardens I think! Its hard to keep a garden perfect, but its nice to enjoy whatever we have. Having fruit trees is especially awesome, not something everyone has, and I know I miss that very much.

      Brandasaur, planting in pots is a great way to go, and I do it a lot myself! Over time, the soil can get depleted of nutrients, but its easily remedied. I would recommend that for sure, and have enjoyed my potted gardens very much. Nurture that green thumb of yours, they were probably right! :)

      Andrei, thank you very much for your kind comment. I also like the tall trees and forest feeling. Its just wonderful.

      Eiddwen, thank you so much! You take care and have a great day too. Glad you stopped by :)

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Only one word needed here.


      Take care and have a great day.


    • AndreiBargas profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines

      Those pictures are very beautiful and relaxing. I like gardens where there are just a lot of trees and there's the forest feeling to it.

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      6 years ago from Planet X

      Stunning pictures! Makes me want to have a garden for myself. But im so busy and we dont have any area ideal for garden. Perhaps i could start from planting flowers in pots? I remember when i was a kid, they used to tell me that i have a green thumb! :)

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      At my house there are some trees ( oak,pine, and fruit) and a scrappy looking expanse of grass. No one in my family has a green thumb and so we have never had a garden of any I am incredibly impressed by the beautiful gardens you depicted above. Simply breathtaking. Thank you so much.

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      6 years ago from Canada

      Love the mosaic in photo 12, and the beckoning serenity of the trees and water in 6 and 9. Great gallery - thanks for sharing these wonderful places with us.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi I was wondering what beautiful garden tour we would do today (Sunday). You never disappoint me. Vote this one UP, etc.etc.

    • emichael profile image


      6 years ago from New Orleans

      Photos 5 and 6 are the kind of place I would love to just walk around and get lost in.

      And that fountain in Photo 12 is fantastic.

      Great pictures.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Yols-a, thank you very much. :)

      Anndavis, So glad you thought it was fun! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Awwww, that was fun. Loved it! Beautiful, Interesting

    • yols-a profile image


      6 years ago from Trinidad and Tobago

      Just Beautiful the pictures tell a story


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