Global Gardens: 5 Countries, 7 Captivating Courtyards

Garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò in Venice | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The beautiful hidden garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò in Venice, Italy.

Courtyard garden at Deering Estate near Miami, Florida. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Mediterranean and Moorish influenced courtyard with container garden and manicured hedges at the historical Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, Florida, United States.

Hidden patio garden in Oppenheim, Germany with a priceless view to the iconic gothic style church, Saint Katherine. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Hidden patio/courtyard garden in Oppenheim, Germany with a priceless view to the iconic gothic style church, Saint Katherine which is elegantly framed by the patio walls covered in climbing ivy vines and accented with an ornate antique iron door leading to stone and concrete steps worn and decayed from years of use.

Mont Saint Michele Cloisters. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The centuries-old walls of the world renowned abbey, Mont Saint Michel, France off the Normandy coast, create a cozy cloister and offer protection to the fragile rose and flower gardens cultivated within it’s monastic walls.

Pink cloisters garden courtyard of Saint Stephen's church in Mainz, Germany. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Sun-washed pink walls of Saint Stephan’s church in Mainz, Germany set a romantic backdrop for the courtyard of roses and manicured bushes.

Courtyard in private residence in Seville, Spain. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Mediterranean enchantment and allure captivate in this private courtyard garden in Seville, Spain. The architectural influences of Roman and Arabic civilizations are unmistakable in the design elements, and colors.

Vizcaya estate of John Deering on Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida. | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Exquisite entrance to a courtyard found at one of the most famous gardens and estates in the United States, Vizcaya. Located on the edge of Biscayne Bay, just minutes from the modern, bustling metropolis of Miami, this magnificent estate and formal gardens enchants and captivates. (United States)