Gardens of The World in Thousand Oaks, California ~

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!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Gardens of The World in Thousand Oaks, California ~

  1. A beautiful garden! And your photographs are simply wonderful. I’m glad you finally got your wisteria….and orange blossoms too. I love all the different kinds of gardens, and they are all so well-kept.

  2. Ellen, what an amazing place! I’ve never even heard of it. Those pink blooms that look like roses – are they really something else? – area just mesmerizing. I can see why you had a hard time choosing among these. How lovely that you and Willow got to visit. I think I shall have to look this place up 🙂

  3. Ooooh!! You do go to some very beautiful places, Ellen! I love that you enjoy them all. I think it is time I went and sat in a delicate garden or a foresty glen just to drink it all in and read…

    I love your pictures! Thank you for sharing the day with us.

  4. I’m heading out for a 6:20 am walk, the forecast portends snow, and there are no roses blooming…nice to see yours!

  5. Hi Ellen,
    I had no idea there was any place like this in Thousand Oaks. It looks like you had an absolutely wonderful day and the Tea at Tranquility looks so relaxing and peaceful. Thank you for all the beautiful pictures.

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  7. Hi Ellen

    I hope you are still up. I would like permission to publish one of your pictures from The Gardens of The World blog. My original picture felled through and I stumbled across your blog by pure luck. I need to know ASAP, for my new issue go live, well tomorrow, but I can wait until the last minute if I have permission to use one of your beautiful pictures.

    Please contact me at ASAP

    Thanks so much

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