Best Public Gardens in California


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)

www.hakone.us

(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

www.japaneseteagardensf.com

(photo cred: Wikipedia)

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Located in San Francisco

www.conservatoryofflowers.org

(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

www.gardenbythesea.org

(photo cred: Mendocino Gardens Facebook/Chela Pollard)

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