"Beautiful lupines and poppies grow in the Bishop's Garden in Ushuaia, Argentina. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and this picture was taken in January."
"I roamed the Tuileries in a haze after an overnight flight to Paris. I ended up sleeping in the gardens where kings and queens once roamed on a breezy warm summer afternoon. This was my best pic from my sleepy tour!"
"Photos taken at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona in springtime when all the cacti are in full bloom."
"Built in 1851, Guo Villa is considered to be the best existing traditional private garden in Hangzhou."
"The tulip-filled Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam."
"I found lovely manicured grounds, gardens, and lakes at the Shanghai Zoo, including these landscaped elephants."
"Skagit Valley tulips, Washington State."
"The gardens at Chapultepec Castle."
"Once home to King Henry VIII, the ever-opulent Hampton Court Palace is a popular tourist destination. Its royal gardens are just as impressive as the palace interior, with blooming flowers, hedge mazes, and horse-drawn carriages bouncing throughout the grounds."
"Taken this fall at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Ore.—a photographer's paradise!"
"Blossoms at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii."
"We visited Giverny on our own with a rental car on our way to Normandy. Monet's home and gardens are beautiful and very inspiring. The little town of Giverny is old and still looks that way—it's very nice to stroll through."
"Fountains at the gardens of La Granja de San Idelfonso, one of the summer royal palaces very close to Segovia, Spain."
"While on vacation in Vancouver, my husband and I decided to take a day trip over to Vancouver Island, via a ferry. We're so glad we did—Butchart Gardens was unforgettable. The weather was sunny and perfect, and the whole place was otherworldly!"
Incredible heliconia welcomes us to a remote Molokai, Hawaii, garden.
"The Japanese gardens in Portland, Ore., are a beautiful place to be."
"Lilac bushes in a large botanical garden in Kiev."
"Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, China."
"The gates and entrance to Shakespeare's Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park."
"A bridge in Magnolia Garden."
"Spokane, Wash., my beautiful home."
"The grounds at the annual Keukenhof Gardens flower show near Amsterdam."
"The offbeat garden, Mi Jardin Es Su Jardin, in the lush small town of Boquete, Panama. My husband and I happened to be visiting during the annual January flower festival; the elaborate floral displays, amuseument rides, and outdoor nightclub draw Panamanians from across the country."
"Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C., Canada."
"Plantation grounds in Charleston, South Carolina gone 'gack to nature.'"
"We took a tour of the many gardens and homes of Bayou Bend in Houston. There were displays of dogwoods, azaleas, camellias, tulips, and other types of flowering trees and plants. The garden in the photo is actually in the shape of a butterfly."
"Allium bounce in the gardens of the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts."
"Taking the mountain cable car from Stresa's Lido, we stopped halfway up and walked to the Alpine Gardens. It's a quiet place with views of Lake Maggiore."
"The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is a beautiful oasis of tranquility in the big city of San Francisco. This can be an excellent stop to restore your spirit after a day spent fighting the crowds exploring the DeYoung Museum or the California Academy of Sciences."
"After flowering, aquatic lilies leave these unusual looking seed pods. This picture was taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, in September 2009."
"Garden of Love, Chateau Villandry, Loire Valley"
"The gardens at Petit Trianon were more intimate than those of Versailles and they were riotous as well as structured."
"RoozenGaarde Display Garden in Mt. Vernon, Washingtonduring the 2012 Tulip Festival."
"Beautifully manicured gardens in Lake Killarney National Park, Ireland."
"On the outskirts of Bayeux, France, one can not help but notice these lovely flowers that frame a dramatic old bridge."
"The beautiful tulips of spring at the Keukenhof Gardens, Holland."
"Chihuly glass illuminates a corner of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix."
Whether you're planning a spring trip or just hungry for some eye candy, enjoy these beautiful flowers—from vibrant tulips in Amsterdam to florescent tropical flowers in Kauai to desert cacti in Phoenix.
One of the great joys of spring is when flowers bloom and trees erupt with green leaves. So we've compiled 37 flower pictures from gardens all around the world, where on an afternoon stroll you can discover natural decorations from vibrant tulips to verdant topiary, florescent tropical flowers to desert cactus.