The acres and acres of public gardens are divided into a variety of themes, including a prickly desert garden, a serene Japanese garden and bamboo forest, as well as an ever-expanding assembly of Chinese pagodas, pavilions and bridges. This delightful tribute to the horticultural magic of Southern California includes more than varieties of camellia these are best seen between the middle of February and early May, when there are around 34, of the plants in bloom and some five acres of roses. There are also lilac, orchid, fern and California native plant areas, as well as a tea house—flanked by seasonal cherry blossoms—donated by the Japanese-American community. You could wander these gardens for hours, taking in tropical forests and waterfalls, trees and fish. Plus, be on the lookout for wild peacocks.
Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Los Angeles
Best Botanical Gardens and Hidden Oases in Los Angeles
In today's fast-paced, modern world, it's important to slow down every now and then. For visitors and locals alike, there are green spaces throughout Los Angeles that offer a break from the urban frenzy. From acres of flowers to historic Japanese gardens and lush hidden gems, read on and discover the best gardens in L. The famous seven-acre Rose Garden features more than 15, rose bushes, in about varieties.
With California facing a historic water shortage, the Nichi Bei Weekly asked award-winning landscape architect Takeo Uesugi and his son, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona landscape architect professor Keiji Uesugi, how one can make their Japanese garden drought-resistant. Here is their reply via e-mail. Uesugi: Japanese garden design includes principles to draw upon regional climatic considerations for inspiration and plant selection.