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“A beautiful, FREE, stroll”

The Gardens of the World
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Owner description: The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. Volunteer docents lead guided tours and assist with school tours throughout the year.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

While in Thousand Oaks, this is a wonderful place for a quiet stroll. The park sits across the street from the Thousand Oaks Civic Center and Theater complex, so if you have a few minutes, while you are in the area, stop by. There are really several small gardens within the garden - an Asian garden, a Mission garden, a rose garden an water garden...among others. Each is beautifully laid out and tended. There is no agenda here other than giving the city a pretty place to go. Concerts are given in the Gazebo during the summer so check the schedule and pack a picnic. They have a small parking lot which is usually ample for a casual visit. For concerts one can park on the street (be careful of near-by "No Parking" areas, however) or park - sometimes for a fee - across the street in the civic lot.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Beautiful Gardens. Very quiet & serene. It is quite a small garden area - but very nice & tranquil. The parking lot is a little tough to find. We went past it twice... looks like a walk in entrance.

Thank ES1958
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a little suburban oasis. If you run, you could cover it in 3 minutes, but for a relaxing stroll or picnic, it's a very nice place to spend some quiet time. Free entrance, free parking and nice docents to explain things if you like.

Thank djodland
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The gardens, which are right on Thousand Oaks Blvd, in the center of the city, make an unexpectedly spot of green on the map. Many people pass them by without realizing that behind the wrought iron fence there is an exquisite collection of garden types from the most representative parts of the world. A stop here is a refreshing break, many people come and have their lunch in the area specially designated for this. There is even soft, soothing music that comes from speakers ingenuously hidden in the rocks spread across the park.
Each garden is beautifully manicured and very accurate to the area they represent, it is like going from country to country in a matter of minutes. My favourite is the Italian garden, mostly because of the shade of the pergolas.
It is definitely not an American style of park, it is very small, with no area for sports/play or walking the dogs, it is mostly an exhibit in landscaping and that makes it unique in the area.

Thank LATraveller_12
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Such a peaceful pretty place and it’s free (though they do accept donations). They had plenty of people around telling you things about each of the gardens. They have several different gardens Japanese, Italian, French, English, rose and mission gardens All are beautiful they have a bandstand on the lawn you are allowed to eat on the lawn and picnic areas. A pretty place to have a nice outing with your family or significant other only reason this isn’t a five star was that some of the flowers were dying and there was no one in the office where you’re supposed to check in if you want to take photos.

3  Thank Darin_and_Christi
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