Several public gardens can be found throughout Santa Clarita
Whether your purpose at the Conservation Gardens is to learn what will grow best in your yard, or you just wish to find a quiet place to sit and reflect, Santa Clarita's public gardens are free for you to enjoy. Neighborhood parks may also be found throughout Santa Clarita with benches situated among lovely gardens. One may often come upon these unexpectedly while walking the paseos.
And when you wish to drive a little further to discover the incredible estate gardens of the Wrigleys, Huntingtons or Manchester Boddy, we've provided digital maps to guide you there.
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY
Located on a high plateau against the spectacular backdrop of the Santa Clarita Valley, you'll find a unique garden thriving with more than 350 varieties of plants, flowers (including over 1,500 roses), and grasses. In the Santa Clarita Valley, we live in a "Climate of Extremes" where we can experience a wide variety in the elements: too much sun, high winds, high and low temperatures and too much or too little water. At the Conservatory Garden and Learning Center, you'll learn how to adjust for all these extremes in planning your home garden or business landscaping.
Labyrinth at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church
Labyrinths can be traced back 3,500 years.The outdoor Labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle. It is simply a path. Take some time to clear your mind, to relax before you walk. Move at your own pace. Be open to inner promptings to pause, to slow down, to pass others. Information is posted near the labyrinth providing guidance. Free and open to the public 24/7.
Santa Clarita Rotary Garden
This beautiful gazebo garden overlooks the Aquatics Center from the parking area of the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
Veterans Historical Plaza
The design of the Plaza evokes images of a formal Victorian garden. This may be seen in the symmetry of the layout, as well as in the details and finishes of the structures and equipment. It was the goal of the design team to create a place of serenity and reflection in the middle of a bustling city. By clicking on the link above, visitors may now locate specific engraved bricks, searching by name.
SANTA BARBARA AND LOS ANGELES
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
With beautiful vistas, unique California native plant exhibits in beautifully designed landscapes, nature trails, educational opportunities, and historic landmarks, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to spend the day.
Central Garden at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Central Garden, created by renowned artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center. The 134,000-square-foot design features a natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary experience of sights, sounds, and scents.
Huntington Botanical Gardens
The library's 120 acres of botanical gardens are divided into multiple thematic areas: the Rose Garden, Shakespeare and Herb Gardens, Desert Garden, Japanese Garden, Australian Garden, Subtropical and Jungle Garden, Palm Garden, North Vista, and Camellia Collection. The newly constructed Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science is home to multiple interactive educational exhibits, targeting school children through a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Tea Room offers a respite from a day of exploring the gardens. (Shorts and t-shirts acceptable.)
The Japanese Garden
Suiho En the garden of water and fragrance is a 6.5 acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese Feudal lords. The facility is unique in that it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 tatami mat tea room.
Internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays situated on 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral. Descanso Gardens is home to North America's largest camellia collection-more than 34,000 plants and more than 700 camellia taxa, which includes species, varieties, cultivars and hybrids, growing on 20 acres. Many of these camellias are more than 20 feet in height.Tea services are offered at the Full Moon Tea House in the Japanese-style garden.
Wrigley Tournament House
The Centennial Rose Garden features the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) award-winning Tournament of Roses rose developed especially for the Tournament of Roses Centennial. Surrounding Tournament House are the Wrigley Gardens, which feature a 4½-acre floral display of more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals.
MORE LOS ANGELES GARDENS
The Los Angeles Visitors Bureau provides you with information on other beautiful gardens in Los Angeles.
Updated January 25, 2017