Sring is a hopeful time for gardeners. After the long dormant months, possibilities seem endless: Transform a stretch of lawn into a feathery Piet Oudolf–esque meadow?

If you enjoy the great outdoors, the fragrance and vibrant colors of some of the most exotic plants and ponds filled with a variety of fishes, you are in for a treat. The most beautiful gardens in the world might have cascading waterfalls and landscaping that is anything but ordinary.

Superb aesthetics, amazing layouts and design will leave you breathless as we explore beautiful gardens in the world. In no particular order or rank, here are the Top 18 most Beautiful Gardens.

1. Villa Taranto Gardens, Verbania, Italy

Villa Taranto Gardens, Verbania, Italy

Xerones / Flickr: xerones

2. The Gardens at Versailles, Versailles, France

The Gardens at Versailles, Versailles, France

3. Mottisfont Abbey Rose Gardens, Hampshire, UK

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Gardens, Hampshire, UK

ukgardenphotos / Flickr: ukgardenphotos

4. Gardens at the Cloisters, New York, NY

Gardens at the Cloisters, New York, NY

K Tempest Bradford / Flickr: ktempest

5. Ascott House Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK

Ascott House Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK

ukgardenphotos / Flickr: ukgardenphotos

6. Master of the Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

Master of the Nets Garden, Suzhou, China

Lyle Vincent / Flickr: lylevincent

7. Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, Canada

Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, Canada

Nathan Eaton Jr. / Flickr: neatonjr

8. Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, New York

Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, New York

John Weiss / Flickr: jweiss3

9. Hidcote Manor Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK

Hidcote Manor Gardens, Gloucestershire, UK

10. Gardens of the Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Gardens of the Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Yuya Tamai / Flickr: tamaiyuya

11. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Dietmar Temps / Flickr: deepblue66

12. Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park, New York

Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park, New York

David Nicholls / Flickr: netnicholls

13. Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

Elizabeth Burnett / Flickr: lizzyinfocus

14. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

r reeve / Flickr: rreeve

15. Garden of the Sítio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Garden of the Sítio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

thefuturistics / Flickr: thefuturistics

16. The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou, China

The Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou, China

17. Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy

Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy

Daniele Muscetta / Flickr: dani3l3

18. Sanssouci Palace Gardens, Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace Gardens, Potsdam, Germany

Wolfgang Staudt / Flickr: wolfgangstaudt