Garden design, garden art, famous gardens

Gardens; garden art and design; famous gardens around the world; landscape architecture and design; English, French, Italian gardens… a list of websites


Advice on gardening, horticulture *

Gardening Gardening tips and advice.
Discover organic gardening, indoor and vegetable gardening, along with reviews of gardening supplies.

Garden Forever
Articles and tips for gardening, a comprehensive resource.


Alnwick Garden Project, a modern garden by the Duchess of Northumberland.

American gardens *

Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Gardens in the U.S.A., the landscape garden guide. Garden

The American Public Gardens Association
Over the last six decades, the APGA has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America.

Botanical Gardens Directory

Articles *

Garden Forever
Articles and tips for gardening, a comprehensive resource.

Artists of Garden Art
A juried art exhibition being developed by artists to communicate with one another and allow themselves to exhibit and share their work with the worldwide community on the internet.

Australian gardens *

Australian Garden History Society

Our Australian Gardens, a directory of Australian gardens.

Australian gardens visitor’s guide.

The Melbourne International Garden and Flower Show
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is Australia’s biggest flower and garden show.

Better Homes and Gardens Australia magazine.

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Austrian gardens *

Austrian Gardens to Visit

Imperial Austrian palaces and gardens.

Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg

Schoenbrunn Palace gardens, Vienna


Backyard Gardener
A one stop informational site to help people understand their gardening needs. Backyard Gardener provides gardening plans and plant lists to enhance your gardening knowledge.

Bamboo. International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

Baroque gardens.
Information, with links to High Baroque garden websites.

Belgian gardens *

Gardens in Belgium, a guide from Garden Visit.


Better Homes and Gardens
An online magazine.

Botanical gardens, tropical gardens *

Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Barcelona Botanical Gardens/Jardí Botànic de Barcelona

Bogor Botanic Gardens, Indonesia

Chelsea Physic Garden

Glossary of botanical terms, from Garden Life Pro.

New York Botanical Garden

Padua Botanical garden, Italy

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens.

The United States Botanic Garden

Brantwood, the garden estate of John Ruskin.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (US).

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Smithsonian Education page on botany and art.

British gardens

See English and British Gardens


Castle Howard, Yorkshire, England

Chinese gardens *

Chinese Gardens. Traditional Chinese gardens.

Photos of Chinese gardens of Yangzhou and Suzhou.

The Classical Chinese Garden Society Homepage

Country Life magazine, UK.


Directories, garden guides *

Garden Visit and Travel Guide
An international garden directory. British gardens, American gardens, European gardens, garden style diagrams, garden designers index.


English/British gardens *

See English Gardens and also: Garden history


Forums *

Gardening forums, from Garden Web.

French gardens *

French Gardens and gardening
A garden guide with descriptions of the many gardens open to the public in France.

Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France
Le site du Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France qui a pour vocation de présenter tous les Parcs et Jardins de France.

L’Atelier Vert. Everything French Gardening
French garden supplies and accoutrements, including books. Articles on plants, techniques, and French gardens.

French gardens open to the public.

The French formal garden, Wikipedia entry.

17th Century French Gardens

Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France

Remarkable gardens of France, Wikipedia entries.


Gardens and Park of The Palace of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles, Wikipedia entry.

André Le Nôtre, website of the Ministry of Culture and of Communication

André Le Nôtre, Wikipedia entry.


Garden Visit and Travel Guide
An international garden directory. British gardens, American gardens, European gardens, garden style diagrams, garden designers index.


An internet directory and garden community.

German gardens *

Gardens to visit in Germany.

Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz,
is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and Europe. Wikipedia

Official site of the Dessau-Woerlitz Garden Realm

Official site of the Wörlitz Park

Gardens to Visit in Germany

Parks and gardens of Germany. German tourism website.

Gardens of the World

Schloss Sanssouci/Sanssouci Palace

Schloss Augustusburg

Schloss Wörlitz

Wurzburg Rococo Gardens

Gertrude Jekyll website.

Glossary of botanical terms *

Glossary of botanical terms, from Garden Life Pro


Hampton Court, Herefordshire, UK.

Heligan Gardens
Restoration of the lost gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England.

History of Gardens *

The Biodiversity Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.

Dutch Baroque Gardens
The British Library. These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put together between 1718 and 1748 from the best available maps, views, portraits and plans by a wealthy Amsterdam businessman and landowner, Christoffel Beudeker (1675-1756).

Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design
The Morgan Library and Museum. Scenic vistas, winding paths, bucolic meadows, and rustic retreats suitable for solitary contemplation are just a few of the alluring naturalistic features of gardens created in the Romantic spirit.

History of Gardens. The Garden History Society, UK.

History of Gardening, Wikipedia entries.

Historic Gardens Foundation, UK.

Humphrey Repton’s Red Books. The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions

The Museum of Garden History, London.

Garden History Style Guide (

The BBC Online Gardening Site

The Enchanted Gardens of the Renaissance

Sayes Court
Plan of Sayes Court House and Garden, by John Evelyn. The British Library

London’s Lost Garden

Stowe Landscape Gardens
A website with a virtual tour of the garden that allows you to move around on a map in one frame while seeing photographs of your virtual location in another.

Gardens for Small Country Houses, by Gertrude Jekyll & Lawrence Weaver.

Some English Gardens; after drawings by George S. Elgood; with notes by Gertrude Jekyll.

Holland, The Netherlands *

Public gardens in Holland, a directory from Garden Visit.


Indian gardens *

Indian Gardens
(with selected garden history key dates and links to information for visitors).

International garden website links (Gardenweb).

Italian gardens *

Botanical gardens of Padua

Boboli Gardens
Wikipedia entry.

360 degree virtual tour of The Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens

Boboli gardens, an image gallery from Wikimedia Commons.

View Larger Map

Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca

Veeneto gardens and villas. Wikipedia entries.

Villa Medici at Fiesole

Villa d’Este

Villa Melzi, Como

Villa Pisani, Veneto region.

Villa Marlia, Lucca. Wikipedia entry.

Villa Reale Marlia, Lucca

Villa Pisani, Veneto

Palace of Caserta

Gardens in italy
A garden landscape visitor’s guide.

Italian Renaissance gardens.

List of gardens in Italy

Classical Italian Gardens. Photographs from Pinterest

View Larger Map

Islamic gardens *

The Symbolism of the Islamic Garden.  Islamic Arts and Architecture

Gardens of Islam. Muslim Heritage

Islamic garden Wikipedia entry.


Japanese gardens *

American Bonsai Society

Japanese Garden Database (Jgarden)
References, resources, forums, web links, plants, materials, etc.

Japanese Gardens, a web guide. Famous Japanese gardens.
Garden Guide

Japanese Garden Design Plans

Forum, news, suppliers, articles.

The Japanese Gardening Society

Famous Japanese gardens.

International Association of Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardening information.

The Japanese Gardening Society, UK.

Paradise: The Gardens of Tokyo: a portfolio of photographs by Tim Porter.

The Journal of Japanese Gardening

Wikipedia entry on the Japanese garden.

Zen gardens.

Jencks, Charles

Jencks, Charles. Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks (born 1939) is an American architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer. Wikipedia.

Charles Jencks, ABC interview.


Kew Gardens (Royal Botanical gardens, Kew, London
Searchable database of horticulture and garden design.


Little Sparta, Lanarkshire

Longwood Gardens, US


Mazes *

Mazes open to the public.
Garden mazes, a list from Wikipedia.

10 Most Fascinating Mazes

14 Of The Most Epic, Confusing, And Beautiful Mazes On Earth. Huffington Post

Longleat Hedge Maze

Longleat Maze
Longleat Maze

Morocco *

Jardin Majorelle
The Majorelle Garden is a twelve-acre botanical and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech. It was designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle.

Marrakech gardens in pictures. The Guardian

Agdal Gardens. Wikipedia

Menara Gardens. ArchNet


Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France.

Mughal Empire. Gardens of the Mughal Empire, Indian subcontinent.

Museums of gardening *

The Museum of Garden History, London

The Garden Museum, U.K.
The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.


National Gardens Scheme, UK.

National Trust, UK. Historic gardens and country houses.

Nederlands, Floriade. A garden for the future.

New Zealand gardens *

A directory of New Zealand gardens to visit.

NZ House & Garden: Homepage

Ayrlies garden, Whitford, Auckland

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Eden Garden, Auckland


Paris gardens *

The Top 10 Paris Gardens. TripAdvisor

Parks and Gardens in Paris

Webcams of Paris

Tuileries Gardens


The Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney


Sacred gardens *

Sacred gardens.The Sacred Landscape
Illustrated essays on sacred geometry; temple and shrine architecture; sacred site tourism. 

Sacred Gardens, Sacred Space: Religion and Garden Design History

Sculpture parks, sculpture gardens *

Sculpture parks and gardens international directory.

Grounds for Sculpture, New Jersey

Henry Moore sculpture park at Perry Green.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, US.

Herbert Gerisch Stiftung
The Herbert Gerisch Foundation in Neumünster, Germany.

Kröller-Müller Museum
The sculpture garden of Kröller-Müller Museum (Otterlo, Netherlands). Works by  Rodin, Moore, Hepworth, Dubuffet and Oldenburg

Sculpture garden and museum in Denmark.

Novy Les. Baroque sculpture garden in Kuks, Czech Republic.

Parks and gardens international directory. Sculpture.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K.

South African gardens *

Garden And Home

Gardens in South Africa, a directory from GardenVisit.

Spanish gardens *

Spanish gardens, a guide 
(with selected garden history key dates and links to information for visitors).


Spanish garden Wikipedia entry.

Gardens in Spain.

Sydney, Australia

The Royal Botanical Gardens. Sydney


Tropical gardens, Wikipedia entry.


Villa Borghese gardens, Wikipedia entry.


Water gardens *

Wikipedia entry on the water garden.

North American Water Garden Society

Web Garden Your garden adviser.
Information on gardening, growing plants, herbs, flowers and vegetables.

Wurzburg Rococo Gardens, Germany.


Zen gardens *

Buddhist gardens and sacred space.

The Japanese Zen Garden

Kyoto Gardens, a virtual stroll through Zen landscapes.

Wikipedia on Zen gardens.

Japanese rock gardens, an image gallery from Wikimedia Commons.

Zen rock gardens, photographs.

Shunmyo Masuno
Shunmyo Masuno, celebrated designer of Zen gardens.