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The Gardens of the World

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Address: 2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan...

The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. Volunteer docents lead guided tours and assist with school tours throughout the year.

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Hidden gem in Thousand Oaks

Went with a friend last week while visiting civic arts plaza. Cute little place w some gardens, fountains and California missions room. Pretty small but worth coming to see if you... read more

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southern california
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180 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with a friend last week while visiting civic arts plaza. Cute little place w some gardens, fountains and California missions room. Pretty small but worth coming to see if you haven't seen it. Fee of charge and parking lot in back. Docents were chatting under tree. weren't very helpful but we didn't ask them for anything. Pretty flowers and... More 

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Newbury Park
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gather your thoughts as you walk the Gardens..... take a book or a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Breath in deep and take in the fragrance of the roses in bloom....

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Thank Lynne W
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic,peaceful wonderfully maintained and interesting gardens .Historic as well as beautiful.Signs giving information as what you are looking at Ample parking and restroom facilities

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was doing a photo shoot of a friend. The location is very well maintained and has many different backgrounds for photos. The backgrounds include a Japanese Garden, a French Garden & Water Feature, a Mission Courtyard, an English Perennial & Rose Garden, an Italian Garden, and a Bandstand. It is open to the public unless there is an event... More 

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Thank wants2travel2
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a beautiful place for a stroll or picnic lunch:) Each season different plants are in bloom. We loved it!

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Thank altenergy
Brisbane
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125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We visited in Winter, so my review will be slightly biased as nothing was in bloom. A visit in Spring would be a great sight. The gardens are well maintained, though very small. At a strolling pace, it took around 30mins to see everything. There are places to have a picnic, but a lot of the grass areas were roped... More 

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Thank Daniel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This garden is not big, but cute and unique enough to make the trip! I enjoyed walking and bathing under the sun while experiencing different type of gardening style. Very cute place!

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Thank Michelle C
Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful quite setting, very enjoyable place to walk and have conversations with close friends. Nice assortment of plants and flowers.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

really pretty and relaxing, a great pace to spend a couple of hours!pleanty of benches if you get tired! a great water fall and pool! not for swimming

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Thank Kris K
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I went there last Sunday, well kept garden, I love the japanese garden , good place to meditate and adults

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