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Urban retreat
160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California.

Tags: Park, Art, Gardens

Added by: BBUC BBUC

1418 Descanso Dr (Verdugo Boulevard)
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

(818) 949-4200

  • Daily 9:00am-5:00pm

Opens at 9:00am


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  •   Now is the best time to view the gardens!
    RickInLA ·

    October 4, 2010

    The Gardens are donning their fall finery as acorns drop, berries ripen and camellias start to bloom again. In the beautiful Japanese Garden each day brings a surprise of flowering. The creamy buckwheat flowers in the Natives Garden are turning red, as are the prickly pears on the opuntia cactu. Of course you shouldn't miss the fall pumpkins as they turn fat and deep orange. These amazing gardens are in a secluded "natural bowl" setting in the San Rafael hills. Drive out and browse to your hearts content.
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