08/22/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Oct 19, 2013

Top 10 Unusual Gardens Around the World

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth." - Dorothy Frances Gurney

At its most basic, a garden is a piece of land shaped into a place where fruits, vegetables and flowers bloom, but these flora-filled oases can be so much more.

A place for contemplation, relaxation or a haven to unwind and enjoy the world around, a simple collection of plants, water features and ornaments, or an extravagantly designed masterpiece that strays so far from tradition you'll wonder if it's a garden at all.

The crew has searched high and low to uncover 10 of the most unusual gardens found on Earth, from a mathematical masterpiece to a beautiful garbage collection.

Top 10 Unusual Gardens