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Top garden recommendations from locals

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“The Japanese Garden is a 6.5 acres public Japanese garden located on the grounds of the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant adjacent to Woodley Park, in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area of the central San Fernando Valley. It is in the community of Lake Balboa, adjacent to the Van Nuys and Encino neighborhood.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Garden
“I enjoy being there. The view from top is amazing. It has a small garden for visitors to walk around. Very quite place.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Garden
“Exposition Park is known for its main attraction, the rose garden. You will also find other exhibits and attractions in the area. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“this is by far the best Mexican restaurant in the Valley, yeah it's not too close but a quick ride over and you will get to experience amazing food if you can get a seat”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Located right outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) you will find this stunning, solar-powered installation created in 2008 using 202 restored, cast-iron street lamps. It has set the scene for many films and will make for a gorgeous backdrop for your next photo-op.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful local property to view some of the unique vegetation of Southern California.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This is a very nice park to go for a walk, to be around trees. There are lots of activities. There is a Farmers market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“A wonderful free garden that is often overlooked due to its proximity to the Huntington Gardens and Descanso Gardens, this free attraction is definitely worth a visit if you have young kids who need to get out some energy outdoors. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Garden
“ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BOTANICAL GARDENS VERY CLOSE TO UNIT. UNFORGETTABLE SIGHT!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The garden is located on the campus of UCLA and is one of the most comprehensive sculpture gardens in the USA.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This interesting artwork, idealized and created by Joseph Young, was an attempt at futuristic art, which although never completed, can be found at Fletcher Bowron Square, Los Angeles, CA 90012.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Garden
“Get your nails done across the street! I do. :-) The girls here do a great job. And the vibe of the place is nice and contemporary.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sculpture Garden
“The Lone Sailer Memorial stands purposefully watching over the Pacific Ocean in tribute to all who have served the sea. The sculpture is an exact replica of the Loan Sailor that stands at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. 13 others scattered throughout the Untied States, including this one. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Café Descanso at Descanso Gardens Described as one of Southern California’s most magical botanical delights, Descanso Gardens provides breathtaking displays of camellias, ferns, natural local flora and fauna, surrounded by beautiful streams. Café Descanso is located just past the entrance to the grounds. Our café offers freshly made selections of breakfast pastries, fresh salads, sandwiches, homemade cookies, ice cream, beer and wine. We offer Intelligentsia coffee that is 100% organic, direct trade certified and locally roasted in Southern California. For covered and shaded seating, tables are provided on the adjacent outdoor patio. My husband and I love having lunch here, amazing sandwiches that we enjoy over looking the Japanese Garden Pon. $$”
  • 1 local recommends