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The Gardens of the World

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Address: 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone Number: 805-557-1135
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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usually feature art inside and pleasant strolling outside

to find this in the middle of the city is a bonus..nice quiet time, bring a sac lunch,plenty of benches, shady or sunny areas. come to a concert and sit on the grass, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
judy12avon
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

to find this in the middle of the city is a bonus..nice quiet time, bring a sac lunch,plenty of benches, shady or sunny areas. come to a concert and sit on the grass, very relaxing and GOOD

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This well maintained garden is a great place to visit at different times of the year. Relax at the Koi pond or fountain area. There is free parking available in the back and entrance is also free. A donation can be made within the visitor center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice for nature pictures or simply to get your feet on the ground and walk around this amazing garden. Beautiful flowers from all over the world.

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Thank Guilhermeneto
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flowers and trees blooming. It was clean and the water in the fountains was clean. Beautiful and romantic to walk around. The staff was sweet and helpfull. A guy come up to us and gave us a map and explained about the park and areas :-)

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Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A group of well kept small gardens. Lovely area for picnics. Nice use of waterfalls. Wide variety of plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I visited the garden on a weekday afternoon in may and there were only 5 other people in the entire garden. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The grounds are beautifully kept and the texture and variety is interesting. You can bring a lunch and eat in a picnic area but there is supposed to be no photographs that include... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The gardens are beautiful. The trees, plants, flowers too. Well kept and manicured.The fountain cascades and Getty-esque maze are spectacular. Loved the section dedicated to California Missions. Free entry is a plus. The roses were almost burnt out but still lovely to see and smell. That said: I was treated horribly by a bearded male docent. Such an awful experience.I... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was the second time I visited this privately owned and operated lovely area. On a mere 4.5 acres one finds unexpected silence amidst carefully tended nature. Though located just across from the Thousand Oaks City Hall and other municipal buildings, this is a perfect place to take one's lunch, sit on a quiet shady bench and rest one's soul... More 

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Thank Doriska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around the garden. It is a nice place to sit and have a peaceful time. We spent about an hour and half here and my boyfriend and I had a great time. We sat on a beach and just talked and listened to each other's stories. They also have a nice shaded picnic area so that... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Be sure to check hours of operation. This is a private (not public) gardens, very clean and easy to access. Find limited parking at the top of the driveway. You can bring your own picnic and eat at tables at the top center of the gardens, near the parking. Nice California Missions area, and loved the Asian garden area.

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