CULTURE

10 Best Gardens to Inspire

Got plans for a luscious garden but don't know where to start? Or maybe you need some motivation to get off the back porch and into the dirt. We know you can't control when creativity strikes or inspiration hits, but we can certainly help supply the "where." We've selected 10 of the best gardens in the U.S. to plant ideas in your head. These scenes of divine green are sure to bring your budding aspirations into full blossom. So stop and smell the roses, but don't linger for too long. Get to digging already!

Ranking Criteria

Large Gardens • Variety of Plants • Unique attributes

10. Fayetteville, NC Population 202,521
9. Gastonia, NC Population 73,211
8. Wichita, KS Population 387,147
7. Sumter, SC Population 40,851
6. Santa Cruz, CA Population 62,752
5. Boerne, TX Population 12,272
4. Fort Worth, TX Population 796,614
3. Longview, WA Population 36,619
2. Cheyenne, WY Population 62,195
1. Tyler, TX Population 100,806