Anthony C. Beilenson Park – Lake Balboa
Lake Balboa is located at Anthony C. Beilenson Park. Anthony C. Beilenson Park is an 80 acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control basin. The centerpiece of the park, Lake Balboa, is a 27 acre lake filled with water reclaimed from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. Recreation activities include fishing, boating, remote-control boating and jogging/walking. Access is from Balboa Boulevard. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Owners are responsible for removal of defecation. Dogs are not permitted to swim in the lake.
Address : 6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91316
Phone : +1.818.756.9743
Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. In 1953, Descanso founder E. Manchester Boddy preserved these 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Descanso Gardens welcomes thousands of visitors annually, from local members to international travelers.
Address : 1418 Descanso Drive La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone : +1.818.949.4200
Website : https://www.descansogardens.org/
Huntington Library – Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens are an ever-changing exhibition of color and a constant delight. Covering 120 acres, more than a dozen specialized gardens are arranged within a park-like landscape of rolling lawns. Among the most remarkable are the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden. The camellia collection is one of the largest in the country. Other important botanical attractions include the Subtropical, Herb, Jungle, and Palm gardens.
Address : 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone : +1.626.405.2100
Website : http://www.huntington.org/
The Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Villa Gardens are integral to the setting of the Getty Villa, as they were in the ancient Roman home. Open spaces around the site feature bronze sculptures, fountains, and lush plantings of trees, herbs, and flowers used by the Romans.
Address : 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone : +1.310.440.7300
Website : http://www.getty.edu/visit/
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia.
Address : 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone : +1.626.821.3222
Website : http://www.arboretum.org/
South Coast Botanic Garden
The South Coast Botanic Garden is a 35 hectare (87 acre) garden in the Palos Verdes Hills, in Palos Verdes, California, USA, about 16 km (10 miles) south of Los Angeles International Airport. It has over 150,000 landscaped plants and trees from approximately 140 families, 700 genera, and 2,000 different species, including flowering fruit trees, Coast Redwoods, Ginkgos and Pittosporum. It is particularly rich in plants from Australia and South Africa. Its gardens include the Water-wise Garden, Herb Garden, English Rose Garden, and Garden of the Senses. A small lake and stream bed attract various birds such as ducks, geese, coots, and herons. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded.
Address : 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Phone : +1.310.544.6815
Website : http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a state-protected reserve of California, USA, harboring the most consistent blooms of California poppies, the state flower. The reserve is located in the rural westside of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles (24 km) west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2,600 to 3,000 feet (790 to 910 m) above sea level in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl’s clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis.
Address : 15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone : +1.661.724.1180
Website : http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627
The Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch
The Flower Fields is a flower garden found on the Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California. It opens up once a year in spring from March 1 through May 10. The area has a number of attractions, including its “Tecolote Giant Ranunculus”, a greenhouse filled with cymbidium orchiuds, 300-by-170-foot American flag made out of red, white, and blue petunias, and musical events. Educational tours are hosted every year for both children and adults; in 2015, more than 7,000 school children were expected to visit through one of these educational tours. A deal was struck to protect The Flower Fields from being used for development. The Flower Fields increased the cost of admission in 2015 by one dollar in order to deal with rising costs due to the recent drought.
Address : 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone : +1.760.431.0352
Website : http://www.theflowerfields.com/
Lovers Point Park
Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing. Lovers Point’s amenities include a large lawn area, a beach volleyball court, a children’s swimming pool, sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, a concrete pier structure, a restaurant, and a snack bar.
Address : 630 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone : +1.831.648.5730
Exposition Park is situated in South Los Angeles, California, in a rectangle bounded by Exposition Boulevard to the north, South Figueroa Street to the east, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the south and Menlo Avenue to the west. It is directly south of the main campus of the University of Southern California. The park is public space owned by the state of California.
Address : 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone : +1.213.744.7458