Manicured gardens are what I believe to be a little bit of heaven on earth. There is something about their perfectly sculpted forms and nature's colorful bounty that transports me into a sort of dream-land, where I could and have lingered in for forever. My favorite gardens thus far are either The Garden of Versailles, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the South of France or the Boboli Gardens in Florence. I dream of one day having sculpted cypress trees and boxwoods alongside a multi-colored fragrant rose garden that allows me to enjoy a little bit of my own paradise.
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