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Explore Seven Amazingly Beautiful Outdoor Gardens

Greg Moesser Explores Seven Amazingly Beautiful Outdoor Gardens

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

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 Mills Waterfront Villa

2 of 7 | Water Mills 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

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

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

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