Sunday, September 16, 2012
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The grounds are just beautiful. There are several different gardens to visit, including the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, where each bed has a different color theme, and the Garden for all Seasons, which contains wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables which are tended by volunteers in the community.
One of the main features is the Queen Anne Cottage (pictured above). It's an ornate Victorian building which was constructed in 1885. The setting is lovely. You can see it overlooks a lake that is bordered by magnificent weeping willow trees.
Another beautiful feature, is the Meyberg Waterfall. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the tropical plants and peacocks.
You'll want to make sure you visit the Prehistoric Forest and Baldwin lake. A lot of movies have been filmed here, including Tarzan.
The gardens are open daily, except for Christmas, from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Cost of admission is $8.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children.
Quick note: Author, Virginia Wright, is a guest on my other blog, Mama Diaries. She's giving away some copies of her books. The contest goes until September 19th, so if you'd like, please stop by and visit.
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The waterfall is pretty. I'd have a lot of fun there with my camera.ReplyDelete
Yes, you would.Delete
What a wonderful place!ReplyDelete
It really is pretty!Delete
Oh this sounds amazing...and not too expensive either:)ReplyDelete
Yes, definitely worth the money!Delete
Is that a saule pleureur? Oh yeah weeping willow trees.. I love em! Beautiful venue for a picnic even a garden wedding :)ReplyDelete
It would be a pretty venue for a wedding.Delete
i would love the victorian house and hearing the falls!ReplyDelete
Isn't it a picturesque place?Delete
that place looks like a lot of fun and one to go back to often for variety. Love the waterfallReplyDelete
The waterfall is beautiful!Delete
Love the waterfall. My dream backyard would have one like this.ReplyDelete
Yes, mine too!Delete