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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Long Beach, California Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden “I have a dream for this garden. When a person is tired, or anxious, or in a quest of beauty, may they enter and come forth refreshed to meet the problems of the day.” Situated on the campus of California State University Long Beach, the 1.3 acre […]

Elizabeth Gamble Garden

Palo Alto, California Elizabeth Gamble Garden Located south of San Francisco, this 2.5 acre property includes an historic home, carriage house, tea house, and formal and demonstration gardens. [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

Filoli Gardens

Woodside, California Filoli Gardens A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli is a wondrous 654-acre estate 30 miles south of San Fransisco. Magnificent gardens are seemingly untouched by the passage of time. A grand Georgian mansion sits amongst these gardens where hundreds of rare flowers, plants and trees flourish. [ info ] […]

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton, California Fullerton Arboretum The Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre botanical garden with an ecologically arranged collection of plants from around the world, is located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus). The Arboretum serves the community as a resource for ecological, horticultural, and historical education. The beautiful grounds offer visitors a […]

Getty Center Central Garden

Los Angeles, California Getty Center Central Garden The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden, designed by artist Robert Irwin, is at the heart of the Getty Center. Irwin’s vision, “Always changing, never twice the same,” is fulfilled by over 500 plant varieties that highlight the interplay of light, color, and reflection throughout the gardens. Site includes a Stream […]

Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden

San Fransisco Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Parks Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco, California Golden Gate Parks Conservatory of Flowers Prominently situated near the eastern end of the world-famous Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants including palms, orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and much more. [ info ] [ Local Weather ]

Hakone Gardens

Saratoga, California Hakone Gardens There are a number of different parts of the Hakone Gardens including two houses, a cultural exchange center and four major gardens. Constructed without nails, the Upper House sits on the Moon Viewing Hill which is a place where both the gardens and the moon can be seen. Inside the floors […]

Huntington Gardens

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Huntington, California Huntington Gardens The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a research and educational center founded in 1919 by railroad and real estate magnate Henry E. Huntington. The renowned Huntington Library Collections houses among its treasures a Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1450–55); the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (ca. 1410); original letters of George Washington, […]

Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego, California Japanese Friendship Garden The Garden is filled with symbolic meaning conveying a sense of the harmonic oneness between Man and Nature. It is a place of meditation and tranquillity. Refined taste is demonstrated in every detail.Beneath the exterior simplicity is a subtle design.The eye is always led to discover the unexpected. [ […]

Los Angeles County Arboretum

Los Angeles, California Los Angeles County Arboretum The Arboretum is a 127- acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Spend your day in a lush garden or sit by a waterfall and watch peacocks unfold their colorful feathers! […]

Lotusland

Santa Barbara, California Lotusland The late Polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska performed throughout Europe and the U.S., but for her final act, she bought a 37-acre estate in 1941 and named it Lotusland, after the sacred Indian lotus growing in one of the ponds. She spent her remaining 43 years transforming the site into […]

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Santa Rosa, California Luther Burbank Home & Gardens More than an acre of gardens include many of Luther Burbank’s unique horticultural contributions. Cactus, walnuts, and some fruit trees are living reminders of Burbank’s handiwork. Follow Burbank’s life work with a self-guided tour. Special garden areas focus on medicinal herbs, cutting flowers, roses, wildlife habitats, and […]

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden

Los Angeles, California Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains one of the most important living botanical collections in the United States,with plant specimens from all over the world. Our seven-acre garden is frost-free and therefore can exhibit many different species […]

Moorten Botanical Garden

Palm Springs, California Moorten Botanical Garden Sequestered in the tropical furnace of the Mojave Desert at the south end of Palm Springs lies a botanical garden of singular beauty and incredible diversity. Once the private estate of the Moorten family it is open so the public may wander amidst one of the most extraordinary and […]

Quail Botanical Gardens

Encinitas, California Quail Botanical Gardens Grand opening June 13, 2009: the new Hamilton Children’s Garden. Featuring a 17-foot treehouse with lookout points, bridges and a rope ladder entrance.Located 20 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, Quail Botanical Gardens features over 35 acres of exhibits, including a Mexican Garden, rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, […]

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Sonoma Valley, California Quarryhill Botanical Garden Although Asia has the largest and most diverse number of plant species on earth, almost 60,000 (25% of the world’s total) are threatened with extinction this century. Quarryhil’s 60-acre garden focuses on the conservation and documentation of the flora of Asia. Photo: Peter Clements; Family: Hydrangeaceae; Species: Dichroa febrifuga […]

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Claremont, California Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is devoted to the collection, cultivation, study, and display of native California plants and to graduate training and research in plant systematics and evolution. Through all of its programs, the mission of the Garden is to make significant contributions to the appreciation, enjoyment, […]

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