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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, Outdoors
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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.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Not a MUST SEE, but very pretty garden. Easy thing to do to refresh before/after doing something high engery.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

T.O. boosters insisted that I visited this garden, describing it as if it were one of the seven wonders. I think that may be why I didn't rate this garden higher.

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Westlake Village, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Try to park across the street.. But the length of time you'll spend inside and the quality of your stay will be well worth it. With there were kiosks during concert seasons.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Unexpectedly delightful oasis worth spending a couple hours walking around the several garden settings.

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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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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 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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