Colorful flowers, including orchids, love Los Angeles for its “always summer” kind of climate.
Whether you’re a flower aficionado, you’re crazy over exquisite orchids, you’re looking for an inspiration for your growing orchid collection, or you simply want a place to chill or stroll around in during weekends, Los Angeles has many beautiful botanical gardens with impressive orchidariums that you can visit.
Check out this list.
Arboretum of Los Angeles County
Located at North Baldwin Avenue in the city of Arcadia, the seven-acre botanical garden has a Tropical Orchid Greenhouse inside, which is home to a remarkable collection of wild orchid plants in Los Angeles. It is open every day to the public.
A visit to Descanso Gardens will be an absolute delight to any flower aficionado. Boasting of more than 600 varieties of camellia and five acres of roses, Descanso Gardens is also an oasis for exquisite orchids in Los Angeles. The 150-acre garden can be found at La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County.
South Coast Botanic Garden
An invigorating haven of flora and foliage, South Coast Botanic Garden has a diverse array of orchids and other tropical plants in its Display Greenhouse. Other must-see attractions inside it include the Children’s Garden and Children’s Discovery Garden, the Desert Garden, the Fuchsia Garden, and the Garden for the Senses among many others.
South Coast Botanic Garden is open daily, except on Christmas, and is located at Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California.
Huntington Library Botanical Garden
Aside from its remarkable art collection, the Huntington Library also offers stunning and sprawling botanical gardens, which will leave you in awe at the beauty of nature. It boasts of over 120 acres of gardens accessible to the public, which feature different themes, including the Desert Garden for cacti and succulents, the Shakespeare Garden for classic English-style gardens, the Japanese Garden and the Chinese Garden.
James Irvine Japanese Garden
A pocket of Tokyo set in the heart of Los Angeles, James Irvine Japanese Garden offers a peaceful and relaxing respite from the hustle and bustles of city life. Inspired by the famous gardens of Kyoto, Japan, its main highlights include a cascading waterfall stream, a wide variety of vibrant plants, flowers and trees, handcrafted cedar bridges, a selection of stone lanterns, and a hand washing fountain.