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The Gardens of the World

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Address: 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone Number: 805-557-1135
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan...
The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. Volunteer docents lead guided tours and assist with school tours throughout the year.
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Oasis

Photogenic place. I like that it wasn't massive; yet carefully thought out with benches to sit and relax in the surroundings with some places to eat a picnic if you brought one. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Photogenic place. I like that it wasn't massive; yet carefully thought out with benches to sit and relax in the surroundings with some places to eat a picnic if you brought one. I had brought a little receptacle bag and an apple and a pear, and had hoped to be able to wander around looking while chewing/eating them - but... More 

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens with tranquille places to sit and enjoy the gardens. Docents provide interesting bits of information on the plants and structures. The site is only 2 or 3 acres, but is packed with beauty. The best thing is that it is free admission.

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Donated to the city by the Hogan Family Foundation it is a little bit of peace and quiet in the midst of traffic. Flowers and shrubs are changed depending on the season. There is a gazebo where you can eat the lunch you've brought along or for a special event. The administration building houses art work by local artists on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds, easy access with plenty of places to sit and relax. Covered areas so it's even great for rainy days. Complete history and display of the California Missions. Free parking. Directly across the street from the Civic Arts Plaza. Many restaurants and shops within walking range.

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Moorpark, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

That's really a beautiful place. Not very big, so you can walk around in less than an hour. Lovely !

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Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews 319 reviews
66 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My family and I stopped by the gardens. They are small but really pretty. It won't take you long to visit but it is great if you have elderly family members. Just take your time, bring a book and relax.

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was very surprised by how small the garends were. It only took us about 30 minutes to walk the entire loop, and that was with lots of stopping and reading everything. You could do it it 15 minutes if you wanted , but don't. The garends themselves were very beautiful. Very well maintain and peaceful. They had a small... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everyone enjoyed the gardens. Different areas were interesting. Nice to slowly wander and enjoy. Go see it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Plenty of space for the littles to run around. Really nice spot to enjoy a few hours on the weekend. It's not humongous, but there's a lot of variety. If you want to be outdoors and try something different that's local, this is a great place to go!

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Port Hueneme, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Gardens of the World, right in Thousand Oaks, California, is a wonderful treat for the body and soul. Privately owned by the Hogan Family Foundation, it is free for anyone to visit. Expertly planned and landscaped, the leisurely and easy walk among the various gardens brings visual beauty and peace of mind. Hard to believe this free attraction is... More 

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