Why is it that we love gardens so much? Gardens offer us a living sanctuary of flowers and trees and shrubs; a green space for relaxing and temporarily forgetting our worries.
Looking for gardening inspiration? Sit back, relax, and get ready to be wowed by seven wonderful home gardens from across the country.
1 of 7 | Historic Napa Valley Estate
Nestled within a rolling sea of vineyards along the valley floor, this historic country estate dating back to 1886 is made regal not just by its storied past, but by the seven-acre Merlot vineyard and lauded olive grove on its extraordinary grounds. Walk to the stone pathways past stately fountains and budding roses to find yourself in a natural world of pure luxury.
$15,000,000 | Saint Helena, CA | View Listing
2 of 7 | Water Mill Waterfront Villa
Even in the prestigious neighborhoods of Water Mill, New York it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a garden more beautiful than that on this waterfront, Tuscan-style villa. On these park-like 2.7 acres, you'll find brick walkways shaded by generous trees rustling in the warm summer breeze, surrounded by bright purple hydrangeas and the calls of birds drawn in by bountiful life.
$10,500,000 | Water Mill, NY | View Listing
3 of 7 | The Chateau of Montecito
The giant palms stand tall as silent sentinels. The grand gates open inward. Beyond you find the Chateau of Montecito, a 7.4 acre estate of Koi ponds, water springs and a garden worthy of the old kings of France. Replete with white stone courtyards, precise gravel walkways, immaculately cut shrubs and bountiful orange trees, this is a property of sheer magnificence.
$34,500,000 | Montecito, CA |View Listing
4 of 7 | Cypress Hill Farm
Located on more than 12 acres – including 1.5 acres of Syrah vines – this majestic, Tuscan-style property in East Sonoma is one of a kind. Its sprawling outdoor living space is a journey through acre after acre of soaring olive trees and breathtaking fields of lavender. Explore the grounds and you'll find a seasonal creek, with varietals of mature fruit trees waiting beyond.
$6,495,000 | Napa, CA | View Listing
5 of 7 | New York City Townhouse
The Upper East Side may not be the first place you look to find an enchanting home garden, but this warm and inviting townhouse on a beautiful tree-lined block on 174 East 70th Street will surprise you. On the first floor you'll find a pristinely landscaped south-facing garden patio brought to glorious life by delicate cherry blossoms and displays of roses, tulips and lilies.
$10,950,000 | New York, NY | View Listing
6 of 7 | Santa Fe's House of Sunshine
"The House of Sunshine," as this stunning, one-of-a-kind historic property is known, dates back to the Spanish Colonial era. Nestled in idyllic grounds on Santa Fe's famed Canyon Road, the residence boasts a garden of serene beauty. This private space, with its quietly murmuring fountain and white peonies, is a garden designed for peace and relaxation.
$3,915,000 | Santa Fe, NM | View Listing
7 of 7 | Exceptional Greenwich Estate
This exceptional Mid-Country estate in Greenwich encompasses more than five private acres of world-class gardens. Its trees are models of grandeur. Its lawns are testaments to immaculate landscaping. If the vivid red roses and pink carnations aren't enough to enthrall you, then perhaps the meticulous, perfectly proportioned layout of the home will.