Where do you go in Los Angeles to view beautiful flowers? There are dozens of places, but some of the best are at museums and botanical gardens. The following are destinations that we think any Los Angeles resident, or tourist, who loves flowers should visit at least once. These spaces are filled with gorgeous blooms, and they offer other fun surprises to delight and discover.
Head to the Getty Center, off of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, and make a beeline to the Central Garden. This beautiful space is a work of art just as gorgeous as the paintings inside the museum’s galleries. The Central Garden features tree-lined walkways, little rivers, and many extraordinary flowers climbing up trellises and overflowing onto paths. There are more than 500 varieties of plants in the Central Garden, and many of them bloom. In fact, the colors in this garden keep the eyes popped and fixed on loveliness throughout a visit, they’re that mesmerizing.
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The James Irvine Japanese Garden sits in the Little Tokyo area of LA and it’s a secret to many locals as well as visitors. Which is good when you want to stroll through flower gardens in a quiet setting. But, if you’re not in the know about this museum, because it’s kept on the down-lown, you’re missing out. Now that you know about the James Irvine Japanese Garden, you have to get there and view in person how impeccably flowers can express the energy of nature and how they contribute to a place of calm and wellbeing.
At Descanso Gardens, one of the most popular botanical gardens in Los Angeles, you’ll be able to view horticulture magic as you admire more than 600 varietals of camellia and nearly five acres of roses. This botanical garden also houses many orchid, lilacs, and other native California flowers and they’re either about to give you a carefree feeling or they’re placed stunningly so that a visitor can appreciate their beauty in a more formal way. If you love doing yoga, you can even take a class amidst the flowers at Descanso Gardens.
These are some of the top botanical gardens in LA, but there are more. You can always spend time at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden in the Westwood area of Los Angeles or make your way to the Huntington Garden in the outskirts of Downtown LA, in San Marino, CA.