There's nothing lovelier than when nature boasts its beauty, splendor, and color.

Many people love New England in part due to the countless activities to enjoy in the great outdoors. Whether it's hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, or anything in between, there's always something to do, no matter the time of year.

But sometimes, it's nice to step back and smell the roses...literally. No matter what your hobbies are, you can't go wrong with a relaxing nature walk with good company. Plus, there's no denying the mental health benefits of spending more time outside.

One of the most beautiful elements of the natural world is flowers. It's so therapeutic to stroll through a garden and admire the colorful assortment of flowers while also hearing the twittering of birds, buzzing of insects, and soothing sounds of running water from a nearby fountain or stream.

We decided to go on Facebook to ask about some of the prettiest gardens in New Hampshire and Maine, and found out about some lovely places.

So, let's look at these eight gardens perfect for going on a leisurely summer stroll. Which of these places have you visited?

Wander 8 of the Prettiest Gardens in New Hampshire and Maine

Gallery Credit: Megan Murphy

While we're at it, here are some other ideas for places to check out this summer. We like to call this the "Ultimate New Hampshire Summer Bucket List." How many of these destinations have you been to?

These 15 Activities Make the Ultimate New Hampshire Summer Bucket List

Gallery Credit: Megan

Maybe you'd like to sit back and relax outdoors with a picnic. Here are some popular picnicking spots in the Granite State.

Best Places to Enjoy a Summer Picnic in New Hampshire

Gallery Credit: Megan Murphy

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