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Arlington Garden in Pasadena

295 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105-3340
+1 626-578-5434
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Special Artful Space for Wandering or Resting

This is truly an unusual space for the public without charge that combines varieties of plants and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tajikiev
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Alhambra, California
Really Peaceful and Sunny

I really like this garden, is not huge but it was really nice to go for a walk and sunbathe a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eulàlia B
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Arlington garden is a community supported, drought-tolerant garden that celebrates Southern California’s Mediterranean climate. Our mission is to engage, educate and demonstrate how a natural native garden can be both beautiful and easy to maintain while incorporating the goals of water conservation and environmental sustainability. Arlington Garden is a place that offers inspirational beauty where people can experience a healthier, more responsible living dedicated to promoting sustainable land use and appreciation of native habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“native plants” (7 reviews)
“secret garden” (3 reviews)
“quiet respite” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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295 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105-3340
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+1 626-578-5434
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"native plants"
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"secret garden"
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"quiet respite"
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"plant life"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"leisurely stroll"
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"busy street"
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"nice place to walk"
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"small place"
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"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"labyrinth"
in 5 reviews
"picnic"
in 7 reviews
"paths"
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"butterflies"
in 4 reviews
"meditate"
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"neighborhood"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly an unusual space for the public without charge that combines varieties of plants and art in unusual and thought provoking ways. We will be regular visitors from now on to this gem. The entrance is not well marked, but you can identify...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this garden, is not huge but it was really nice to go for a walk and sunbathe a little bit in one of their areas with umbrellas and chairs. I was alone in the morning and it was so peaceful and public,...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Open to the public free of charge, this is a delight to wander around the various paths with beautiful flowers and cacti

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Huntington is the grand dame of gardens and we loved our visit there, but we enjoyed the Arlington Gardens more. The plant combinations with an emphasis on combinign plants with contrasting leaf shapes and sizes, focal points featuring an attractive grouping of plants around artwork...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Outstanding garden. One of the best, public or private. Quite large but with enough 'garden rooms' that I never felt it was crowded. Some lovely, inspirational hardscape design elements. Only thing that could make it better would be more plant info that is printed on...More

Thank P S
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens ,well kept and peaceful ,unfortunately a few homeless sleeping about ,worth a visit ,but not much else apart from shops in Passadena

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is an unexpected find, Beautiful Gardens in the middle of the Pasadena neighborhood. It's like the neighbors garden, and the neighbors keep up the garden. Definitely, a place to relax for the afternoon enjoy plant life.

Thank PilotMichael
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nicely designed garden with interesting variety, and perfectly suited for a leisurely stroll: a labyrinth is inside, good markers in the garden, nice balance of sunny and shady spots, lovingly tended by neighborhood volunteers.

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Arlington Garden is actually a demonstration garden to show what can be done with water wise native plants. It is a small place, maybe an acre, and it is beautiful! A peaceful place to relax or maybe meditate. There are walks and trails which wind...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I guess we missed it. There are only succulents left. Seems like it would be nice in spring. I just wished I would have known this is not a year around place to visit.

Thank Maria Q
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Michelle M, Manager at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Maria! the summer is the driest time for a Mediterranean drought-tolerant garden. We hope that you can return in the spring, and see the beauty, color and brilliant native wildflowers that bloom throughout the garden!

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flickrmac
30 July 2016|
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Response from GermaicanSpiceGirl | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it would be very easy to take someone in a wheelchair thru the garden..because the garden sits on an uphill slope and all the paths are sandy and uneven, none are paved. However, noone should be deprived, so I... More
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ignacioc769
21 May 2015|
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Are there docents, or guides, available at Arlington Garden?
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