These lesser-known gardens show off with an amazing diversity of plants, landscaping, and design.
With Southern California’s year-round mild climate, it’s no surprise that the region is home to a treasure trove of gardens to visit. Of course, there are the heavy hitters: The Huntington, Descanso Gardens, the Getty Villa and the Getty Center, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Balboa Park, and South Coast Botanic Garden. But if you stick with just those, you’ll be missing some lesser-known gems.
Our list of 10 “secret” gardens that are open to the public will leave you thrilled with the diversity of plant life in Southern California.