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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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
73 helpful votes 73 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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LosAngeles
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The gardens, which are right on Thousand Oaks Blvd, in the center of the city, make an unexpectedly spot of green on the map. Many people pass them by without realizing that behind the wrought iron fence there is an exquisite collection of garden types from the most representative parts of the world. A stop here is a refreshing break,... More

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Northridge, Ca
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Such a peaceful pretty place and it’s free (though they do accept donations). They had plenty of people around telling you things about each of the gardens. They have several different gardens Japanese, Italian, French, English, rose and mission gardens All are beautiful they have a bandstand on the lawn you are allowed to eat on the lawn and picnic... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Six representative gardens kept in immaculate shape. Koi fish, building with paintings of all of Father Serra's missions, free parking and entrance, closes, nice eating area, no dogs.

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