Guide to Botanical Gardens in Southern California

There are a lot of options when it comes to Botanical Gardens in Southern California.  Sometimes you just want to get away from the city and walk through nature.

South Coast Botanic Garden

delivers education, programs and events offering layered experiences of surprise, adventure, beauty, and serenity through color, texture, sound and light.

Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden

It’s purpose is to show different habitats that are found around Southern California such as Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian Woodland and Wetland, and more.

Pine Wind Japanese Garden

This garden is home to authentic Japanese landscaping and architecture. There are stone pathways, a two-tiered amphitheater, and a koi pond. 

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

has 127 acres that has 11 different landscapes that offer beauty and maybe some ideas for you to do at home.

Descanso Gardens

is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

also known as The Huntington is 120 acres of landscaped gardens that show plants from around the world.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Zoo grounds also feature special gardens that highlight groups of plants.

California Botanic Garden

The Garden is a living museum with curated collections of more than 22,000 California native plants, some of which are rare or endangered.