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The Gardens of the World

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Address: 2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902
Phone Number: 805-557-1135
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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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Beautiful and Serene

This place is wonderful. It's a great stop for a peaceful walk or to take photos of flowers. It's free but they do accept donations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went in the winter and there wasn't that much to see. The gardens are pretty but there wasn't a lot of flowers or many interesting things to see. It was very short and you can walk it in a few minutes. It also is right on a very busy street.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. It's a great stop for a peaceful walk or to take photos of flowers. It's free but they do accept donations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a large garden and probably doesn't quite warrant planning a trip to the area solely to see it, but if you're nearby visiting other attractions, add this to your list of things to do while in Thousand Oaks. There are several examples of different gardens: Japanese and English, to name two of the styles featured. All plants are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sweet spot to hang out alone or with family. Well maintained and clean. Dedicated area for picnic.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner reservations at Mastro's across the road so decided to pop in here for an hour to check it out. It's a tranquil area, with sections featuring plants, trees and scrubs from different parts of the US and some from the world. There are several paths to follow and the plants are generally well marked with some information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very peaceful place to visit. The flowers and plants have their names next to them so if you want to learn some about plants in the area it helps. It provides a nice spot in the busy Southern California area to find some peacefulness. It is not a large area but nicely done.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after going to the Getty Museum. These are well-kept but very small Arden's, not worth a special trip to the area, certainly not if you have to sit in traffic on 405 to get there.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't think much of this when it first went in, but my wife and I visited a couple of weekends ago and it is much improved now that the vegetation has flushed out. It has turned into a really nice oasis in the middle of an urban area. Most of the garden has an Italian theme dominated by the... More 

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Newark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the grandchildren and they enjoyed it, especially being given the chance to feed the Koi carp as we had timed our visit to perfection Loved the water features, and the map of all the Spanish churches along the coast of California dating back to the earliest settlements.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely place to spend a few hours and contemplate life. We visited our favorite koi spot and enjoyed the roses while in season. Music at night is a nice community touch.

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