Descriptions, photos, and information about private gardens of renown around the world. Gardens featured in the websites listed here are not routinely open to the public, but may be open by appointment or invitation. Examples include gardens designed by famous garden architects, or gardens known from television shows and gardening magazines. Websites listed here are descriptive, focusing more on the garden than the gardener or the process of gardening. They often include sections on the garden's history and development, its design philosophy, and photo galleries.

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Back Yard
Photos and descriptions of plants in a backyard garden in Maryland, and a peek at its construction project.
The Bivin Garden
Ray and Mollie Bivin's garden in Shidler (Oklahoma) features spacious lawns, flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs. Open to the public on summer weekends. Descriptions, slide show, visitor information.
Coolcarrigan
Eight acres of gardens surrounding a private Georgian house built in the 1830s afford sweeping vistas, seas of colors, and an arboretum. The garden is open by appointment. History, photos, maps, sample of arboretum holdings. County Kildare, Ireland.
Darts Hill Garden Park
Originally designed and planted by Edwin and Fransisca Darts, this unique garden is now donated into the care of the City of Surrey, British Columbia. Information about open days.
Davi's Garden Tour
Stroll through traditional home garden on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, past plenty of flowers, native plants, pets, and bird visitors.
Dublin Garden Group
Private gardens that are open to the public in Dublin, Ireland.
Greenwood Gardens
Historic estate garden in Short Hills (New Jersey), being restored for public enjoyment as a project of the Garden Conservancy. History, photos, mission statement.
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Historic garden highlighting lilacs in spring, but open year-round for visits. Annual Lilac Days and Art in the Garden events.
Jan and Mieke Bastiaens' Garden
Belgian perennial lovers' garden. Design process, layout, and inspiring photos of garden and plantings. English and Dutch versions.
Jim Handtmann's LandEscapes
Small, meticulously tended backyard garden in Minneapolis. Tours by way of thumbnail galleries.
Lady Anne's Garden of Eden
Our garden of Eden pages, complete with ponds, hummingbird and bird nests, detailed pictures, maps and plant information.
Maggie's Garden in Texas
Multi-faceted gardening site centered on a family garden. Plant portraits, visual tours, forums, tips and guides.
The Moore Farm Plant Database
Searchable database of plants (1800+, with 160+ photos) growing in this garden in South Carolina's low country, along with several articles and photos of open days.
Moosey's Country Garden
A rambling New Zealand country garden, brought alive with wit and color by its owner and tender. Photographs of the garden and its structures, lots of short articles, and news.
My Ulster Garden
A monthly record in pictures of the main features of this Northern Ireland garden.
Offene Gartenpforte
Hobby gardeners of Niederrhein (Germany) gardening association show their private gardens in photographs. Dates for current-year garden tours.
Olympic Views
The Miller Family's Pacific Northwest garden. Dozens of photos arranged by season, mostly with an artistic bent, and gardening information with an emphasis on perennials.
OpDeHaar Gardens
Garden in a wooded area of the Netherlands featuring many woodland and shade plants, as well as numerous varieties of acers, magnolia, rhododendron, camellia, bamboo, ferns and hosta. Visits by appointment.
The Owlsperch
Nancy and Noel show off their garden on the banks of the North Fork Lewis River near Woodland, Washington, in seasonal photo galleries.
A Small Irish Garden
Special sections on hardy geraniums, clematis and roses. Personal musings, and information on making hypertufa troughs.
A Southern Garden
Describes creation of stately garden in Florence, Alabama, along with many of its plants. Nicely illustrated.
Tasmanian Gardeners Create Eden
An account of how a Tasmanian couple built their own Eden, in narrative and photos.
White Center Home Garden Tour
Information about annual free tour of gardens in Seattle, Washington.
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