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The Gardens of the World

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Address: 2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan...

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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Relaxing walk

Great walk this time of year. We saw baby bunnies on the lawn and butterflies in the rose garden. My kids (8 and 11) love it. And if your child has been in 4th grade recently... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Suzanne S
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great walk this time of year. We saw baby bunnies on the lawn and butterflies in the rose garden. My kids (8 and 11) love it. And if your child has been in 4th grade recently, they'll love all the paintings of the missions. Great for all ages.

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Thank Suzanne S
Newbury Park
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens of the World has nice picnic tables with shades for lunch/brunch, friendly docents, clean bathrooms, and of course beautiful gardens. Best of all, it's free. Great for a relaxing afternoon.

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Thank Sheri D
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like wealthy people. I've read that there is an odd class warfare taking place in America today. However, every time I visit The Getty or The Gardens of the World, I am reminded, of how lucky we average folk are to be guests of generous, smart, kind, forward thinking individuals, like the Hogan Family. What a picturesque, lovely, green,... More 

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Thank StacyHamlet
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gardens of the World are privately owned and funded botanical gardens on Thousand Oaks Blvd. No dogs allowed(check out the botanical gardens at Hendrix and Dover for dog friendly walks). The GOTW are meticulously maintained and have a wonderful lay out, great for all ages.

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Thank Merrick B
southern california
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend last week while visiting civic arts plaza. Cute little place w some gardens, fountains and California missions room. Pretty small but worth coming to see if you haven't seen it. Fee of charge and parking lot in back. Docents were chatting under tree. weren't very helpful but we didn't ask them for anything. Pretty flowers and... More 

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Newbury Park
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Gather your thoughts as you walk the Gardens..... take a book or a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Breath in deep and take in the fragrance of the roses in bloom....

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Thank Lynne W
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Scenic,peaceful wonderfully maintained and interesting gardens .Historic as well as beautiful.Signs giving information as what you are looking at Ample parking and restroom facilities

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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10 reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2017

I was doing a photo shoot of a friend. The location is very well maintained and has many different backgrounds for photos. The backgrounds include a Japanese Garden, a French Garden & Water Feature, a Mission Courtyard, an English Perennial & Rose Garden, an Italian Garden, and a Bandstand. It is open to the public unless there is an event... More 

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Thank wants2travel2
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19 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a beautiful place for a stroll or picnic lunch:) Each season different plants are in bloom. We loved it!

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Brisbane
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125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We visited in Winter, so my review will be slightly biased as nothing was in bloom. A visit in Spring would be a great sight. The gardens are well maintained, though very small. At a strolling pace, it took around 30mins to see everything. There are places to have a picnic, but a lot of the grass areas were roped... More 

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