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“Gardens, gardens, gardens”

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Arcadia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Huntington Library is well known for its marvelous botanical gardens. Close by, maybe 25 minutes by surface, 15 by freeway is the stunning LA Arboretum. This is a lovely place with a Queen Anne cottage, stable, etc. There are peacocks strutting around making harsh sounds in contrast to their splendid plumage. A great place for kids, for singles to stroll, couples to enjoy a waterfall! The lunchroom is nuts and bolts, but has surprisingly fresh sandwiches. Nothing pretentious, but a nice snack bar.

Thank Jeanie B
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Have been here several times and never get tired of it. A wide variety of plants, something always in bloom. Historical structures (the Queen Anne Cottage was used in Fantasy Island but has an interesting history of it's own as it was once owned by Lucky Baldwin and his Thoroughbred horse stables are preserved as well), waterfalls, etc. The entrance fee is cheap for such a wonderful place.

Thank Koda
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Was here recently with my friend and his wife. Truly a beautiful and peaceful locale, excellent for someone with an appreciation for foliage and shrubery of many types, An excellent , quiet, walking environment.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tha plants are gorgeous, the pecocks are very colorful an add beauty to the gardens. The gift shop had many things to choose from.

Thank ercovina
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have been coming here for years. It is large enough that you can spend 1-2 hours a visit and discover a new place each visit. My husband and I are members so we come for the events, but have our favorite places we always visit; the "dark forest" of bamboo by the lake, the waterfall, the orchid garden, and the rose garden.

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