The top 4 list of the best garden centers in Los Angeles

The top 10 list of the best garden centers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city known for its film industry, beaches and celebrity. But did you know that Los Angeles also has some of the most beautiful gardens in the USA? Whether you're interested in botanical gardens, Japanese gardens or historical gardens, Los Angeles has a variety of green spaces to delight you. In this blog post, we bring you the top 10 list of the best Los Angeles nurseries you should definitely visit.

1. Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens are a garden lover's paradise. Spread over 130 hectares you will find 16 themed gardens and a greenhouse that showcase an impressive collection of plants from around the world. From California wildflowers to Shakespearean plants to one of the largest outdoor collections of cactus and succulents in the world, there is something for everyone here. You can also admire the artwork and illustrated manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible, at the Huntington Library. For a fee you can join a guided garden walk.

2. Descanso Gardens

The Descanso Gardens is a 150 hectare park made up of various gardens, woodland and chaparral. More than 750,000 visitors come here every year to explore the nine different themed gardens. A highlight are the 40,000 camellia bushes that have been part of the gardens for decades. Blooms abound in the 50-acre California oak forest from October through March. The best time for the 4,000 roses in the rosarium is from April to December.


3. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden features 300 acres of trees, shrubs, flowers and historic buildings divided into several large areas. The special African and Australian gardens are particularly impressive. The park is also home to a waterfall, prehistoric forest, spring-fed Lake Baldwin, research center, greenhouses and several historic buildings.

4. South Coast Botanical Garden

The South Coast Botanic Garden features over 2,500 species of plants over 87 hectares with an emphasis on drought tolerant plants. The "Jewel of the Peninsula" is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, just 10 miles south of Los Angeles Airport. The garden has a wide variety of plants, some from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean and South Africa.