The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York City. History, education, conservation and beauty combine to make BBG one of Americas greatest gardens. The spring cherry tree bloom is legendary. Only a few minutes from Manhattan. .

Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco. Famous for it "Majorelle Blue" pastel colors. Just a 20 minute walk from the famous Jemaa El-faa this is one of the worlds most unique gardens. Notable artistry, history, ornamental desert horticulture, a fine gift shop, café and Berber museum. Not to be missed if your in this remarkable county. .

The Gardens at Creek Park Dubai. After you've been wowed by the space age sky scrapers stop by Creek Park. Its a big multiuse park southeast of downtown. The gardens are concentrated on the eastern end of the park. A good collection of dryland species under the truly intense Arabian. Not too far from the excellent Dubai Museum. Cabs in the city are all metered and highly efficient.

The tropical house at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. There's also a desert house and a zoo.

Ohme Gardens near Wenatchee Washington. A rather obscure and beautiful garden created on top of a granite butte in the high desert west of the Cascade Range. Stunning views and superb landscaping sweep around intimate pockets of forest and pools. No other garden in the US is quite like this one. Right in the middle of the vast irrigated apple agriculture of the region.