Los Angeles Botanical Gardens: Escape City Life to a Surprising Green and Lush Urban Paradise
Celebrities aren't the only stars popping up around Hollywood; flora native to the region and from around the world dot the city in beautiful pockets of gardens allowing city residents and visitors a welcome respite from the bustle of the big city. Many gardens in Los Angeles are also important historical sites and certify as "Can't Miss" places for sightseeing. Looking for some special botanical programs and events? Check out popular Descanso Gardens, home to North America’s largest camellia collection and site of wildflower walks, Earth Day festivities and horticulture shows. South Coast Botanic Garden also fills up its... Read more »
- Type: Gardens
- Neighborhood: La Canada Flintridge
Local Expert Tip: "Open every day except Christmas!"
Local Expert Tip: "Drop-in tour available the first Saturday of every month."
Local Expert Tip: "Free admission the first Thursday of every month."
- Type: Gardens
- Neighborhood: Arcadia
Local Expert Tip: "Free admission on the third Tuesday of the month."
- Type: Active, Attractions, Cultural Venues, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Gardens
- Neighborhood: Griffith Park
Local Expert Tip: "Free parking!"
Local Expert Tip: "Must make advance reservations."
Local Expert Tip: "Free admission every third Tuesday of each month."
Local Expert Tip: "Take the new Metro rail line to avoid parking pains."
- Type: Active, Art & Culture, Attractions, Cultural Venues, Day Trips, Family Friendly
- Neighborhood: Van Nuys
Local Expert Tip: "Docent-led walking tours are by advance reservation only."
- Type: Active, Attractions, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Gardens, Historic Sites
- Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Local Expert Tip: "Call 2 weeks ahead for a docent-led tour."
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