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Another Side of the Vatican: Touring the Gardens and Necropolis

The contrasting tours of the gardens and the necropolis were utterly fascinating, and they felt a world away from the jostling crowds in the Vatican Museums.

Vancouver Island's Spectacular Butchart Gardens

Located just 30 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, the spectacular 135-acre Butchart Gardens surpassed our expectations.

Indelible Memory: The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.

Gardens and Waterfalls of Grenada

Visitors to Grenada will want to see its natural beauty, whether in the picturesque waterfalls of its interior or the profusion of color in its estate gardens.

Indelible Memory: A Morning Stroll in Keukenhof Gardens

A visit to colorful Keukenhof is essential when visiting Amsterdam, and the colorful gardens are best enjoyed early in the morning, before the crowds arrive.

Hamburg’s Extraordinary Planten un Blomen Park

On a fine warm day in Hamburg, there are two places to be: on a sightseeing cruise or in the Planten un Blomen Park.

Three Exquisite Portland Gardens

Three of the finest gardens in the Pacific Northwest grow within a 15-minute drive of the skyscrapers of downtown Portland.

A French Château's Surreal Clifftop Garden

One of the most splendid gardens in France, at Chateau de Marqueyssac, uses 150,000 century-old boxwoods to create a surreal landscape.

Vancouver's Exquisite Asian Gardens

Vancouver's Asian population helps give the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and two of my favorite spaces are traditional Chinese and Japanese gardens.

The Cotswolds: A 3-Day Itinerary

Visit the bucolic Cotswolds. This three-day itinerary takes you through the rolling hills and medieval villages of England.

Historic Hotels: Gravetye Manor

This alluring manor house, built in 1598, is buried deep in the tranquil West Sussex countryside, some 33 miles south of London.

Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens

As much as I enjoy pounding the city streets, ducking into intriguing shops and discovering new restaurants, I also welcome the occasional respite.

Botanical Gardens of Lotusland

A walkthrough of Lotusland in Montecito, CA, one of the world's premiere botanical gardens.

Flora: Jardim Botânico

Located at the foot 
of the Corcovado and part of Tijuca National Park, Rio’s Botanical Garden is among the finest in the world.

Sightseeing: Unmissable Gardens in The Loire Valley

Since 1989, Prince Louis Albert de Broglie’s garden of heirloom tomatoes — more than 400 varieties in all — has become a mandatory destination for gardeners during the summer.

Sightseeing: Gardens

Among the many villas with magnificent gardens around Lake Como, two are not to be missed.

Excursion: Keukenhof Garden

Located 23 miles southwest of Amsterdam, the Keukenhof Garden was established in 1949 by an association of Dutch bulb growers.

Amsterdam Excursion: Keukenhof Garden

Located 23 miles southwest of Amsterdam, the Keukenhof Garden was established in 1949 by an association of Dutch bulb growers.

The Moorish Splendors of Marrakech and Andalusia

Spain’s most exotic region is surely Andalusia, where, as Andrew Harper notes, “For nearly 800 years, the Moors lavished their affection on the conquered territory, leaving a legacy of majestic architecture and exquisite gardens.”

Rome Itinerary

Rome: A recommended itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office.