Attention all gardeners, plant, and flora lovers… this is a wonderful and photogenic place to while away an afternoon. We arrived late in the afternoon, 2 hours before closing and spent the hours here walking and photographing the lovely flowers and landscapes.
This is a huge, beautiful, tranquil park and botanical garden – an absolute must-visit place for all ages, to enjoy its enormous acreage of woods, flower/fruit/herb gardens, waterfalls, ponds, lawns, tropical “forest”…. not to mention the many peacocks running around everywhere.
The Baldwin guest mansion with its citrus and rose gardens is the highlight of these impressive acres of natural beauty. So many gardens to see at your leisure.
I highly recommend a visit to the Arboretum and Botanic Garden. I’ve lived in the Los Angeles area for forever, but it took me this long to realize what a lovely respite from all-things-Los Angeles this peaceful place is.
Do visit the Arboretum… you will want to return for every season under the sun. And more. A gorgeous and cheaper alternative to the Huntington Gardens. Don’t get me wrong–I love the Huntington but it is getting more and more expensive every time I go. The Arboretum is much less and really beautiful.
Please do excuse me for my terrible photos, you know that feeling when you wanted to take photos of everything but you don’t have enough time… 😓
And here’s a short video clip of a peacock in full bloom, probably practicing for the Peacock Day. 😀