Gardens of Los Angeles

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All the sunshine here does not go to waste! Given a little care and water, plants will thrive in Los Angeles. For a break from all that asphalt, here are some gardens worth checking.


Photo of peacock at Los Angeles Arboretum courtesy of Zabowski

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Author: John Speke


Day 1 - Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Arcadia


More centrally located


1

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

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Location:

10899 Wilshire Boulevard
(UCLA - North Campus)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone:

+1 310 443 7000


2

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

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Location:

Near Hilgard Avenue and Le Conte Avenue
(Southeast corner of UCLA Campus)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone:

+1 310 825 1260 / +1 310 206 6707 (Tours)


3

UCLA, Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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Location:

10619 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Phone:

+1 310 794 0320


4

Robinson Estate and Gardens

Location:

1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone:

+1 310 276 5367


7

Fairbanks Garden

Location:

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone:

+1 323 469 1181


9

Exposition Park Rose Garden

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Location:

701 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone:

+1 213 763 0114


10

Wrigley Gardens

Location:

391 South Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91184

Phone:

+1 626 449 4100 (Tournament Office)


11

James Irvine Garden

Location:

244 South San Pedro Street
(Between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone:

(213) 628-2725 x113


12

Descanso Gardens

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Location:

1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada (about 20 min. from Downtown L.A.)
Los Angeles, CA 91011

Phone:

818/949-4200


14

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

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Location:

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino
Los Angeles, CA 91108

Phone:

626/405-2100


15

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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Location:

301 N. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia
Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone:

626/821-3222


Day 2 - Los Angeles, Orange County, Avalon


Farther flung (south)


1

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

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Location:

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
California State University
Los Angeles, CA 90840

Phone:

+1 562 985 5930


2

Sherman Library & Gardens

Location:

2647 East Coast Highway
Orange County, CA 92625

Phone:

+1 949 673 2261 / +1 949 673 1880


6

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens

Location:

One and a half miles up Avalon Canyon Road
1.3 miles south of Avalon Canyon Road & Falls Canyon Road
Avalon, CA 90704

Phone:

(310) 510-2595


Day 3 - Santa Barbara, Montecito


Farther flung (north)


1

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Location:

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
A short drive uphill from the mission
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone:

805/682-4726


2

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Location:

695 Ashley Rd
Montecito
Montecito, CA 93108

Phone:

805/969-9990


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