09/30/2011 07:55 am ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

Gardens of Death and Other Horticultural Marvels (PHOTOS)

Extraordinary flora and fauna abound in our round-up of the globe's most unusual gardens, greenhouses and Arctic Doomsday seed vaults.

The Atlas Obscura recently organized a trip to the gnarled remains of the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale in Paris for Obscura Day 2011. The site boasts a beautiful and overgrown expanse of wild flora and fauna and an incredible history. Inspired by the beauty and backstory of the garden we have assembled a short list of some of the Atlas Obscura's favorite unusual gardens from around the world.

Gardens of Death and Other Horticultural Marvels! (PHOTOS)

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