The father of impressionism’s garden inspired his iconic series of water lily paintings. The pond, along with the gorgeous flower garden, has been immortalised by the not-for-profit foundation that looks after the grounds. Never mind the art buffs; thanks to every in-vogue plant, from peonies to cherry blossoms and carpets of forget-me-nots, this garden is an Instagrammer’s dream. Although not technically a botanical garden, there is a stunning Japanese-inspired water garden here – shaped by Monet – that needs to be seen. He is said to have redirected a local stream – much to the dismay of locals – and planted wisteria to create the ever-gorgeous hazy setting. You’ll also have the opportunity to poke around Monet’s two-storey house, restored to its former glory.