Château de Versailles Versailles, France Photograph by Pete Turner/Getty The gardens at Versailles are riddled with paths that lead to flower beds, quiet corners, ornamental lakes, and a canal that King Louis used for gondola rides.
Japanese gardens calm Alzheimer's patients photo by Sam Abell Japanese gardens appear to relieve stress and calm people who sit in them, according to researchers who observed the effects of Japanese gardens on Alzheimer's patients.
Todd Gipstein/National Geographic Image Collection People strolling among flowers of the Sunken Garden, Butchart Gardens
Mattias Klum/National Geographic Image Collection High angle view of the botanical gardens in Uppsala
Mattias Klum/National Geographic Image Collection Geometrically trimmed shrubs in a botanical garden.
National Geographic Image Collection/James P. Blair In the Dry Garden, water is represented symbolically using gravel and sand to create a dried stream bed. The gardeners use special rakes with wide triangular tines to create the graceful designs.
Joseph H. Bailey/National Geographic Image Collection View of the Rose Garden from the White House.
Annie Griffiths Belt/National Geographic Image Collection A wedding party gathers for photographs in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Taylor S. Kennedy/National Geographic Image Collection A garden in the Catherine Palace outside St Petersburg.
Scott S. Warren Sculpted shrubbery at Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, southeastern Pennsylvania
ByTodd Gipstein Close-up of yellow lily flowers in a summer garden.
By Michael Polzia A backlit view of dry flowers.
By Gina Martin Bougainvillea flowers on the balcony of an old building in Taxco. Taxco is an old colonial, silver-mining town. The Federal Government has declared the town a national historical monument.
By Gordon Wiltsie A field of blooming gorse bushes.
By Medford Taylor A close view of a pink fragrant water lily.
By Taylor S. Kennedy A view of the Antiquarium in the Residenz Palace in Munich.
By Richard Nowitz A view of the famous Pallazzo Giardino Giusti, Italys finest Renaissance garden.
By Stephen Sharnoff View of a covered walkway in a Paris park.
By Richard Nowitz Statue of an angel on the bridge leading to Castel Sant angelo.
By Sisse Brimberg The Triton Fountain at the Peterhof. Peterhof, a series of palaces and gardens laid out on the orders of Tsar Peter the Great, is sometimes called the Russian Versailles. It is located about 20 southwest of St. Petersburg, overlooking the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea.
By Taylor S. Kennedy The entrance to the Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain.Parc Guell was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.
By Richard Nowitz Detail of relief sculpture on a building in Barcelona.
By Justin Guariglia One of the temples in the Forbidden City
By Paul Chesley View of Wat Phra Kaeo, Bangkoks most famous religious site. Wat Phra Kaeo is also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Justin Guariglia/National Geographic Image Collection The Lotus Pool in Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden.