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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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The Arboretum

A large garden that once provided the set of TV’s Fantasy Island.

301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia (626) 821-3222

Conejo Valley Botanical Gardens

Home to both a large Botanical Garden and a children’s garden.

350 W. Gainsborough Rd., Thousand Oaks (805) 494-7630

Descanso Gardens

One of our favorite Train Rides are located in this garden.  

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge (818) 999-4200

Huntington Gardens    Our Review

Famous for the Japanese Gardens.  Also features a

Children’s Garden where everything is grown at a child’s

level. 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino (626) 405-2100

Gardens of the World

While not the size of many larger gardens in Southern California, it is immaculately kept up and offers free admission.

2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks (805) 557-1135

South Coast Botanic Garden

Great venue to spot over 200 varieties of birds. This site offers a rose garden, a small lake, a garden of the senses and a children’s garden.

26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes (310) 544-1948

Los Angeles Gardens

Los Angeles has several special gardens for children of all ages.

Many of our gardens have been featured in movies.  Others might have a train or a special children’s section.