Another beautiful sunny Southern California day. Here are a few of my favorite photos of our day trip to Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA.
My Mom and I share a love of horticulture, growing beautiful flowers and gardening, so what a better way than to spend Mother’s Day by taking a leisurely walk through the most beautiful gardens located right here in our own backyard of Thousand Oaks, CA.
Gardens of the World, founded by Ed & Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Holidays, decided to build a striking monument to commemorate the various cultures of the world.
Photo at left of the waterfall, the centerpiece of the French Garden.
The Italian Garden
A tranquil space for solitude and repose. A place to relax under the grape arbors, view the Italian statues, Cyprus trees, and listen to the relaxing sounds of the chain fountain inspired by historic Italian architecture.
On the way up to the Mission Courtyard.
The early history of the state of California and its famous Mission Trail can be experienced in the authentic Mission Courtyard. Colorful hand painted murals and a Spanish fountain grace the courtyard, surrounded by olive and citrus trees creating a cool and soothing place to reflect on days gone by.
The California Poppy grows wild all throughout California.
Set in the midst of a Koi pond, the Japanese Garden, encircled by bamboo and bridges, the Japanese Pagoda is a wonderful place to pause and savor a tranquil moment.
The architectural detail shown here in the interior of the Pagoda is amazing.
Who knew all of this is available free to the public?
I thank the Hogan Family for creating these magnificent gardens for the public to enjoy.
For more information and vistitor information, please visit gardensoftheworld.info