There is little evidence of Egyptian influence on European gardens, but nor can it be doubted. The surviving garden spaces in Egypt include: fragments of private gardens; the foundations of a few palace gardens (eg at Amarna); the great Temple compounds of Luxor. See Gothein on Egyptian gardens. See photo index on what garden historians should see in the Luxor area (East and West Thebes): the Domain of Amun, Egypt.
Why not try a Luxor Garden Short Break?
Visiting Egypt as an independent traveller is perfectly possible. The train and air systems are good, but finding one's way can be confusing and time-consuming. Many tourists therefore opt for an organised tour and a great choice is available. Leisurly tourists choose a Nile cruise. If you have patience to sit and watch the wonderful river scenery, it is a marvellous way to travel. If you have even more patience, do the trip by sail. There are two alternatives:
Dahabiya: a twin-masted antique houseboat. Only a few are left on the river.
Felucca: a traditional single-masted open boat. A wide choice is available.