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  • Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens - Santa Barbara recreational park centered on a man-made pond, featuring drought-tolerant plants. Overview with several photos and directions.
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  • Alta Vista Botanical Gardens - Features rare and unusual plants from around the world in themed environments. Photo galleries, information about garden art and children's garden, and an event calendar. Near San Diego.
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  • Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz - Features plants grouped by geographic origin: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and California, including a large collection of genus Erica. Visitor information, plant photo gallery, and event calendar.
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  • Blake Garden - Estate garden at the official residence of the President of the University of California, located in Kensington. Visitor information, map, and history.
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  • Blue Bird Haven Iris Garden - Victorian show garden in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, landscaped with iris, daffodils, wildflowers, shrubs and trees, and surrounded by an iris nursery.
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  • Conejo Valley Botanic Garden - Garden in Thousand Oaks featuring collections of native plants, oak trees, water-conserving plants, and an abundant population of indigenous wildlife. Descriptions and information about events.
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  • Conservatory of Flowers - The oldest existing public conservatory in the western hemisphere, located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Information on tours, plants, and using the facility for events.
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  • Cornerstone Gardens - Series of walk-through gardens in Sonoma showcasing innovative designs by various landscape architects. Information about the designers, events, and exhibits.
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  • Descanso Gardens - A 160-acre public garden in La CaƱada near Los Angeles. Schedule of events, information on visiting, membership and volunteering.
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  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden - On the campus of California State University, Long Beach. History, online tour with descriptions and photographs, and information about membership, events, and education.
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  • East Bay Regional Parks: Tilden Botanic Garden - Features representatives of nearly all the state's conifers and oaks, large collections of California manzanitas and ceanothuses, native bunchgrasses and aquatics. Description, map, information about native plant sales.
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  • Elizabeth Gamble Garden - Palo Alto community horticultural organization tends a property with a historic home, and formal and demonstration gardens. Virtual tour, featured plants, and information about events, education, and children's programs.
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  • Filoli Center - This 654-acre Bay Area estate garden represents the Golden Age of American Gardens, with house and gardens designed as complementary units. Events and educational programs, garden overview.
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  • Forestiere Underground Gardens - Description of the underground home and gardens built from 1906 to 1946 in Fresno by Baldasare Forestier, with information about tours.
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  • Fullerton Arboretum - Non-profit arboretum and botanical garden at California State University, Fullerton. Community resource for ecological, horticultural, and historical education. Visitor information, maps, plant database.
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  • The Gardens at Heather Farm - Nonprofit education center in Walnut Creek serves as a living museum, a wildlife habitat, an outdoor classroom, and a place of beauty and enjoyment. Photos, information about membership and events.
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  • Getty Center: Central Garden - Description, photos, and plant listing for the garden within the Los Angeles visual arts center.
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  • Guadalupe River Park & Gardens - Three-mile ribbon of park land along the banks of the Guadalupe River in downtown San Jose, featuring rose and rock gardens, sister city tributes, and a historic orchard.
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  • Hakone Gardens - Japanese gardens built in 1918 in Saratoga, featuring koi pond, Zen and tea gardens, and a bamboo park. Photo gallery, visitor information.
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  • Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego - Information and pictures covering the design, botanical collection, exhibits, events, and history of this garden located in Balboa Park.
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  • The Japanese Garden Suiho En - This garden of water and fragrance in Van Nuys is fashioned after 18th and 19th century stroll gardens. It incorporates a dry garden, a wet garden with promenade, and an authentic tea ceremony garden. Includes descriptions, information, and photos.
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  • Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden - Its mission is to foster an awareness and appreciation of the role of plants in nature and in human affairs.
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  • Lotusland - Large estate and botanic garden created by Madame Ganna Walska near Santa Barbara, composed of smaller themed gardens (Japanese, Australian; succulents, cycads, bromeliads, cacti). Education programs, events, visitor information.
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  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - This garden fronting directly on the Pacific coast includes woodland, perennial, rhododendron, dahlia, and camellia gardens, a fern canyon, and a pacifica iris collection. Photos, visitor information, and event calendar.
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  • Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden - Located on the UCLA campus, this garden maintains a large botanical collection,with plant specimens from all over the world, including tropical and subtropical plants.
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  • Ojai's Cluff Vista Park - Background, layout, and photos of a small park featuring plants native to the Ojai Valley and surrounding mountains.
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  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Located in Claremont, California, the Garden is home to 70,000 native Californian plants, representing 2,000 native species, hybrids and cultivars.
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  • The Ruth Bancroft Garden - Private garden in Walnut Creek exemplifying a water-conserving design, featuring dramatic succulents, cacti, and arid-climate trees. Limited visiting hours. Photo gallery, visitor information, history and plant profiles.
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  • San Diego Botanic Garden - Garden in Encinitas features rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden. Information about visiting, volunteering, children's and adult events and classes.
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  • San Francisco Botanical Garden - Mediterranean gardens at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park presents mission and visitor information, detailed map, course catalog, and plant sale schedule.
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  • San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden - Devoted to the display and study of the plants and ecosystems of the world's five Mediterranean climate zones.
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  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Located on 65 acres in historic Mission Canyon, it features over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous plants.
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  • Sherman Gardens and Library - Horticultural retreat in Corona del Mar, featuring a cactus and succulent garden, a tropical conservatory, rose, herb, and Japanese gardens. The library focuses on the history of the Pacific Southwest.
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  • South Coast Botanic Garden - Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula near Los Angeles, among this garden's distinct areas are a rose garden, a garden for the senses, a Japanese garden, and a cactus garden.
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  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - This educational and entertainment complex includes the McConnell Arboretum and Gardens and a butterfly conservatory. Visitor information and overview of programs and events.
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  • UC Davis Arboretum - Living museum, outdoor classroom, and public garden with thousands of tree and plant species adapted to a Mediterranean climate. News, information about visiting, and calendar of events and programs.
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  • University of California at Berkeley Botanical Garden - Features one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States, famous for its rare and endangered species. Information about collections, education, events, mission, and history.
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  • University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens - Covers 40 hilly acres of scenic trails, specialty gardens, and geographical collections. Garden overview, visitor information, and event calendar.
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  • Visual Golden Gate Park - Interactive map of the public park in San Francisco, with links to illustrated descriptions of many of its constituent gardens.
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