ELLE Decor, first and foremost, covers the world of interior design. But the interiors of incredible homes aren’t the only things we celebrate. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most spectacular gardens we’ve ever photographed—in these images you can take a fantasy stroll among French lilacs, English boxwoods, Tuscan umbrella pines, and at least one Florida lily pond. And the collection of statues, pergolas, and mazes you’ll encounter demonstrates that the beauty of a garden often derives from what you place in it as much as what you grow in it. So whether it’s the landscape surrounding an 18th-century French château, the grounds of Ina Garten’s East Hampton home, or one of the most beautiful gardens in the Garden State, each setting that follows provides the possibility for endless inspiration.
Villa Tavernaccia, the family estate of Carlo Pallavicino just oustide of Florence, is lined with umbrella pines, cypress, and lime trees, among a variety of other plants. The landscape design is by .
Statues representing summer and fall frame a pathway to the garden at Villa Tavernaccia.
In Ina and Jeffrey Garten’s East Hampton garden, Clematis jackmanii爱博体育下载 cover an arch over a pathway lined with Annabelle hydrangeas and vitex. The garden was originally designed by and expanded by .
爱博体育下载This original portion of the Gartens’ garden features plantings of white roses, Russian sage, and salvia framed by boxwoods.
爱博体育下载Clematis grows along the pergola of Ina and Jeffrey Garten’s garden. Limelight hydrangeas and dahlias grow on either side of the pergola.
Ina Garten’s garden shed is almost completely covered by climbing hydrangea.
Boxwoods line the path leading to the 18th-century Welsh home爱博体育下载 of textile and interior designer . The Morrison family planted the boxwoods more than 30 years ago.
爱博体育下载A path of boxwoods leads to the terrace of Penny Morrison’s garden (the border between Wales and England is in the distance).
The restored Greenwood Gardens, in Short Hills, New Jersey, features paths lined with boxwoods and accented with antique garden sculptures.
Agave plants along a stone pathway at .
Date palms and Eagleston hollies surround the perimeter of a lily pond in a garden designed by in Coral Gables, Florida.
爱博体育下载Garden designer Jorge Sanchez created a formal garden and a children’s garden bordered by a row of false ashoka and Japanese blueberry trees.
The lily pond at the Amagansett, New York, home of John Alexander and Fiona Waterstreet was planted to resemble the landscapes of Alexander’s youth in the South, which is a point of inspiration for the artist’s landscape paintings.
The terrace of John Alexander and Fiona Waterstreet’s home looks out onto the lily pond. Wisteria vines branch out over the pergola; boxwoods are planted around the terrace.
The gardens of this 18th-century château爱博体育下载 near Orléans, France, were designed by landscape architect Louis Benech. Yews shaped like cones surround the path, and lilac bushes and Atlas cedars flank the main house.
爱博体育下载The château garden’s series of pools were original to the 1837 garden plan.
爱博体育下载Vegetable and flower plantings, in addition to apple, pear, and plum trees, sit amid boxwood hedges in the château’s kitchen garden.
The water maze within the château garden was designed by Louis Benech.
Washingtonia palms flank a path leading to the entrance of Jardin Majorelle, the Marrakech home that was restored by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. The landscape was designed by the highly regarded garden designer .
A sphinx sculpture by Paul Manship overlooks in Yonkers, New York. The grounds were originally designed by landscape architect William Welles Bosworth and recently underwent a major restoration headed up by architect , who founded the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.
爱博体育下载A pavilion known as the Temple of Love sits atop a hill at Untermyer Gardens, surrounded by oak trees (one of which dates to the 1910s).
The Catskill Mountains are visible over the hemlock hedge and Scotch pine trees at Jim Joseph and Scott Frankel’s 10-acre garden in New York’s Hudson Valley. Boxwood shrubs and American sweet gum trees line a path to a pond.