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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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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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Hidden Gem!

This place is across from The Lakes & I never knew it was there. It is really beautiful & it's free. Plus, they have nice bathrooms. Good for a date, bringing the kids, etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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woodland hills, United States
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woodland hills, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is across from The Lakes & I never knew it was there. It is really beautiful & it's free. Plus, they have nice bathrooms. Good for a date, bringing the kids, etc. Really impressive, but you only need about 1/2 hour there.

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Camarillo, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit in the middle of Thousand Oaks. Take your family, take a little picnic, and enjoy the well-kept and lovely gardens.

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Stavanger, Norway
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A well-cared for garden with a nice picnic area. The plantings are varied and there is a beautiful Japanese pavilion.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the gardens and the resident bunnies. Even the bathrooms were lovely. It's small yet so worth going thru. Park across the street at the civic center as there is no parking and it's a short walk. Make sure to stop at the Japanese meditation area and at the bottom of the falls of Venus (that's what I'm calling... More 

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Central Coast, California
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On a recent five hour drive through Los Angeles, I was looking for a pleasant place to take a break. This garden offers a lovely respite to enjoy peaceful and creative surroundings. We walked along the pathway until we got to the picnic area, rested and ate our snack, and continued with the rest of the walk. This isn't just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely setting! Once your in the gardens you wouldn't know you're in the middle of the city. Enjoyed a concert while sitting on lawn chairs with a picnic lunch. A good time was had by all

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Chestertown, Maryland
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Some extended family members and I met at the Gardens of the World to walk around and talk. Some of us are gardeners and others are just nature appreciators. We visited with two children ages seven and five. The kids have been to the gardens many times and wanted to check out the fish in the koi pond first. We... More 

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Ohio, United States
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

While in town with some time to spare, I found this gem on Trip Advisor! What a lovely garden - I recommend taking a book along to relax and read!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Gardens of the World

Address: Address: 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone Number: 805-557-1135
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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