Amongst the endless hours of Los Angeles traffic and star studded Hollywood scenes lies one of the worlds most incredible botanical gardens. This city escape features 14,000 different varieties of rare and exotic plants and 14 different themes gardens which is hard to cover all in one day. In 1903, Henry Huntington purchased the 600 acre ranch and worked together with his superintendent to transform it into a botanical garden. They started with the lily pond and then began collecting plants from all over the world to experiment their cultivation in southern california. They spearheaded the formation of 14 different gardens. Must sees include the australian garden's eucalyptus plants, the tranquil Japanese tea garden with apricot trees and cherry blossoms and the desert garden, which has the largest collection of aloe outside of Africa.
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