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A peaceful hour in the San Fernando Valley

Beautiful trees,water foul, and even turtles. This garden, hydrated with reclamated water, is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam M
Los Angeles, California
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Peace, Peace...with a Star Trek connection!

These gardens are very well laid out. No matter which direction you look, it is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol T
Seattle, Washington
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"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese feudal lords. Our facility is unique because it incorporates three...more
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6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful trees,water foul, and even turtles. This garden, hydrated with reclamated water, is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. A great way to recharge your battery while seeing ecology working

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Pam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are very well laid out. No matter which direction you look, it is beautiful and peaceful. You meander through paths to find joy around every corner. Ducks enjoy the ponds while a white crane keeps watch. We even saw an osprey flying overhead,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

A serenity can be achieved in this tranquil setting. Los Angeles has surpassed many metropolitan regions with this example of how to camouflage a reclaimed water treatment plant. The gardens provide a beautiful foreground with a desert garden with pergola for sitting or meditating on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

This is a gem in the midst of a bustling megalopolis. Once I entered its walls, the peace and beauty overwhelmed me. My daughter, who lives not far away (as in L.A. County not-far-away), says she will make this a place to escape the hustle...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

This gem of a garden is perfect for an afternoon stroll with family and friends of all ages. What a restful spot, transporting visitors to another world (it was even used as a location for “Star fleet Academy The Next Generation!”). Every view is an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Only $5 and a great way to spend an hour or two just strolling. Make sure you go all the way to the back and see the teahouse and massive table.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

I have no idea if this garden is beautiful or not but I'm giving it 1 star because all sites that reference the garden say closing time is 4pm. I drove an hour to get there and arrived at 3:15pm, only to be told by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

This Japanese garden is divided into three: Karesansui, Chisen-Kaiyushiki, and the tea garden. The best time to visit in on Springtime since flowers bloom and you'll see the cherry blossoms. It was designed by the famous Japanese garden design Doctor Koichi Kawana who also designed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank pinaynomad7
Reviewed May 8, 2019

As an attraction this is more than a park. It is a good educational experience. For its fame and beauty it is a wonderful place to visit. This should definitely be the new standard for water treatment centers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KEW_147
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We were staying about a mile away so we decided to walk to the garden. There was no signage as to the location of the garden, which is next to a water plant. We finally found it, but were disappointed. Maybe it was the time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 28, 2017|
Response from Syllyt01 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website: Under rules and etiquette: "No animals are allowed in the Garden except for registered Service Animals"
Olga M
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Ambersea | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a translator. Just walk around and enjoy the garden.
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