On Tuesday morning I stopped by Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks, California. The Gardens of the World are privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation. There’s a Japanese Garden, French Garden, English Perennial & Rose Garden, and Italian Garden.
I walked in and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw. First of all I was treated to Wisteria growing on their entry gates! I had a quick stroll through the free garden. On Wednesday I returned to the Garden with Willow after we had Tea together at a great new Tea Room in Thousand Oaks (post to follow soon) and it is really hard to choose what photos to show from this wonderful place.
After the Wisteria we were treated to these pink beauties.
The walkways through the different themed sections of the garden were inviting.
The water features were dramatic.
This was the majestic bamboo in the Japanese Garden Section.
You walked through a Olive tree lined path to the Mission courtyard with the outer walls filled with Bougainvillea
The Mission Courtyard is an authentic Mission Courtyard. This courtyard features murals of the 21 remaining missions painted by local artists.
This is an example of one of the murals.
The fragrance in this courtyard was amazing from the 4 orange trees whose blossoms were in full bloom. Oh so lovely.
The rose garden was blooming and I got some close-ups
These were just a few of the beauties.
There were other beauties besides roses.
It was well worth the trip here and I think we probably picked the best time of the year to visit.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!