At one time the pink house of Monet at Giverny was surrounded by a walled woodland. He removed all of the trees except for a few pines near the house and proceeded to develop an "unconstrained garden" of flowers with complimentary colors and blooming trees. This garden has become famous because of all of his paintings. He also dug a number of ponds and these were the settings for his famous water lily paintings. We were so lucky to have arrived very early before the crowds and able to get at least a few photos without people!
Above is the riot of colors. There are something like nine gardeners working on this! You can see the pink house in the background. Lots of structure and trellises.
"It took me some time to understand my water lilies… I cultivated them with no thought of painting them… One does not fully appreciate a landscape in one day… And then, suddenly, I had a revelation of the magic of my pond. I took my palette. From this moment, I have had almost no other model." Claude Monet
And above is the famous water garden with the water lilies, unfortunately, not yet in bloom.