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The Gardens of the World

2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805-557-1135
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Type: Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

whoever tried to create this garden in the middle of thousand oaks blvd. i can appreciate their efforts, but unfortunately they couldn't pull it off. It is still surrounded by noise pollution and let's face it Thousand Oaks Blvd! The garden itself is pretty in some areas- especially the Japanese garden, but other areas look like they are not kept... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a find! It's free to walk the grounds. It's an absolutely beautiful setting. Some of my favorites were the rose gardens, Japanese garden, statues and generally how quiet and peaceful it was! A must see if love gardens.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took a tour of the gardens. It was wonderful. The guide told us about all the flowers and the trees. It is a truly beautiful place to enjoy the beauty around you.

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Ventura, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a smaller botanical garden with something of interest for all age groups. Upon arriving my kids were super excited to hop out of the car to play with the super-sized chess set in the arrival courtyard. Next we entered the French gardens which are complete with a replica of the fountain found at the Palace of Versailles. Next... More

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THOUSAND OAKS, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to bring friends and family that are out of town. The Gardens are beautiful. After you visit the Gardens you can walk across the street and have a great lunch at the Lakes mall. Great place to spend the day.

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Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this garden, staff is very helpful and nice, they even let our children feed the enormous koi fish outside the Japanese house. It's free, in an awesome position (on the other side of the street of the Civic Art Plaza). Visit could take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour, depending on how much do you want to enjoy... More

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Bournemouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Each area of the garden is special. Liked the Italian, French and Japanese gardens the most. Peaceful and quiet yet just off the motorway but no noise from the traffic due to the clever layout of the gardens. Staff helpful, informative and give a good welcome.

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Thousand Oaks
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156 reviews 156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

While in Thousand Oaks, this is a wonderful place for a quiet stroll. The park sits across the street from the Thousand Oaks Civic Center and Theater complex, so if you have a few minutes, while you are in the area, stop by. There are really several small gardens within the garden - an Asian garden, a Mission garden, a... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautiful Gardens. Very quiet & serene. It is quite a small garden area - but very nice & tranquil. The parking lot is a little tough to find. We went past it twice... looks like a walk in entrance.

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Simi Valley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a little suburban oasis. If you run, you could cover it in 3 minutes, but for a relaxing stroll or picnic, it's a very nice place to spend some quiet time. Free entrance, free parking and nice docents to explain things if you like.

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