Updated: Jul 22
Unlike many other botanical gardens I have visited worldwide, this place is unique because of its wildness. It's not sharp and knit – the opposite, you feel like you are in the wild with extensive areas of trees and vegetation arranged by continents and climatic zones.
In the center of the garden, there is a big lake with ducks and gooses. Lots of peacocks and squirrels are running all over.
Some historic structures are here, including Queen Anne Cottage built in 1885 and a Victorian-style Coach Barn from the same time.
Unfortunately, I had only two hours to spend in the gardens, but it could be easily half a day, even more.
It's is a charming place, so peaceful and relaxing – exactly what I needed after three days of museums in Los Angeles.
Queens Ann Cottage