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Best Public Gardens in California

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

With the weather turning warm soon here's a listing of some great must see gardens, arboretums and other natural flowering beauties in California.

Hakone Estate & Gardens

The oldest Asian estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere.

Located in Saratoga (near San Jose)

(Photo cred: Hakone Facebook page)

Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park

The Japanese Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in California, created in1894.

Located in San Francisco

(photo cred: Wikipedia)

Conservatory of Flowers

the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America.

Located in San Francisco

(photo cred: Conservatory of Flowers Facebook)

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Known for its Rhododendrons and the garden grounds includes a stroll along the coast.

Located in Fort Bragg

(photo cred: Mendocino Gardens Facebook/Chela Pollard)

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