Friday, October 29, 2010

Descanso Gardens La Canada Flintridge, CA

Descanso Gardens
Descanso Gardens is a botanical garden, located in the La Canada neighborhood of Los Angeles County, California. The 150-acre gem was developed as a year-round retreat for urban dwellers and highlights the beauty of nature through an internationally renowned botanical collection and seasonal horticultural displays. At one time, this property belonged to newspaper magnate E. Manchester Boddy who was the Los Angeles Daily News owner. Because of his love for botanical plants, he operated a garden at the location that supplied the local community. He wanted to preserve the site and gave it to Los Angeles County in 1953. Since then the gardens, woodlands and chaparral have been maintained for all to experience, and hosts thousands of visitors each year.
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