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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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+1 805-557-1135
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Worth visiting!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle C
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Brisbane
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125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Thank tc25049
Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank lulualu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Simply relaxing - in the middle of a city a little piece of heaven. Def worth a quick stop! We were pleasantly surprised.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I wrote a review in March and I love this garden. I visited it again recently with our 21 month old grand baby. Well, We were shocked to learn that Children are not allowed to run in the garden.

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1 Thank lvmygldns
Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is not a big garden, but very beautiful. Different corners of small gardens from different places in the world. I loved it.

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1 Thank Vardina2012
Thousand Oaks, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I have been here many times. It is a very tranquil place that will put a smile on your face and slow your pace for a while. From the flowers to the trees to the Koi it always relaxes the day.

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1 Thank Ronald D
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was a perfect day. We pulled of the freeway for lunch and saw a sign "Garden of the World." The counter person at a deli informed us it was worth a visit, although she noted that parking is limited and it being a holiday, (Yom Kippur), it might be crowded. It was not. There is no admission fee. We... More 

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