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“Oasis in center of town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Gardens of the World

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.
Thousand Oaks, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Oasis in center of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Gardens are very attractively landscaped and represent several styles and geographies. It's quite small (you can easily see it all in 30 minutes) but there are several spots worthy of lingering. It's a pleasant counterpoint to the busy commercial area of Thousand Oaks Blvd. The unfortunate part is its proximity to the freeway and the constant buzz of traffic.

Visited February 2013
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Beautiful, relaxing Gardens of the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If one is looking for a lovely, relaxing little paradise in which to relax and appreciate natures beauty.

Visited July 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant environment.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The gardens are a pleasant environment in which to spend some leisure time. Certainly, not a stimulating experience, but it presents an opportunity to relax. I would not go far out of the way to go there.

Visited October 2012
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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
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“Pleasant, but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sample of different roses etc. okay for short stop. Nothing spectacular. Some reference to California missions - mural art only.

Visited November 2012
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Rancho Cordova, California
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

An excellent place to spend a leisurely afternoon. Bring a picnic lunch and sit in the shade of the trees after a stroll through the garden. While they dont allow pictures to be taken, even with your phone, the beauty will not soon be forgotten

Visited June 2013
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