Every year, people travel from all over the world to visit the garden in France that Monet used as inspiration for his famous series of 250 lily pad paintings.
Nearly one hundred years later, everyone from art lovers to gardeners visits this historic garden in northern France to view the bridge, the lily pads, and everything else that made up some of his most well-loved paintings.
The series, painted in his garden at Giverny, studies the play of light upon water. It's a beautiful look at the way sun and shade change the color of both water and the appearance of the plants reflected in the water. If you'd like to try your hand at the type of garden that inspired some of the best French impressionist paintings in the world in your backyard, we have a pond landscape package that includes lily pads in our online nursery.