|Gorgeous Camellias (茶花) in Descanso Gardens
in Los Angeles
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滿園的茶花 ，色彩瑰麗，花朵優美， 浪漫迷醉的花園, 花開時節，遍地花開, 人間仙境。
Gorgeous red camellia in Descanso Gardens located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
near the San Gabriel mountains in north central part of Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area. It is a 20-
minute drive northwest from downtown Los Angeles. Descanso Gardens is a 150 acres botanical garden and
is home to North America’s largest camellia collection with more than 10,000 camellia plants growing under the
shade of huge oak tree forests. It has been designated an International Camellia Garden of Excellence by the
International Camellia Society.
I toured Descanso Gardens for the second time on February 5, 2017 to enjoy dazzling floral display during the
peak blooming season of camellia in this garden.
來， 落英繽紛， 微風拂過，花瓣悠然隨風飄落。
Each of 10,000 camellia plants in the glorious Descanso Gardens is full of blooming beautiful camellias during
the peak blooming season of February Camellia Festival. The garden becomes a sea of warm color, flush with
the reds, whites, and pinks
of many blooming camellias.
A tranquil Japanese Zen Garden in Descanso Gardens. Walking in this botanical garden, travelers will enjoy
beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers, sprawling vegetation and delightful stillness and tranquility.
Some Koi in the pond in Japanese Zen Garden.
Enchanted Railroad mini train is a Descanso icon, delighting young and old who climb aboard.
A stream running through the forest and the Japanese Zen Garden. Sometimes, the fallen beautiful camellias
flow down this stream.
In addition to touring Descanso Gardens and Huntington Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles, we also drove
south along Interstate Highway 5 to enjoy scenic vista points along the coastal areas between Los Angeles
and San Diego.
This is one of such scenic vista at Strand Vista Park along the top of the bluff of the City of Dana Point. It is
located near the junction of Pacific Coast Hwy (i.e., Highway 1) & Selva Road, Dana Point, CA 92629
On a clear day, visitors can see Santa Catalina Island, about 42 miles off shore, dolphins and migrating whales
from this Vista Point. The Dona Point Whale Festival is in the first two weeks of March.
Unfortunately, it was a raining day with gray sky, gray ocean color and very limited visibility on February 7,
2017 when I came here. Winter is the raining season in California. I probably will come to tour coastal areas
between Los Angeles and San Diego again in a future summer season with blue sky and good visibility to enjoy
these vista points more fully.
The special flowers, known as Tropical bird of paradise, in Strand Vista Park in Dana Point.
We also drove south into Cabrillo National Monument located at 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA
92106. It is located at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. However, the
raining day again limited the spectacular views from this National Monument. I will have to come back again in
a future summer day with blue sky and good visibility to enjoy the panoramic views.
Statue of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California. It commemorates the
arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the first European to visit the West Coast of the United
States, who sailed into San Diego Bay in September 1542.
The gardens explode with camellias in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures during the peak
blooming season in February. The forest of camellias is amazing when the trees are in bloom. A lovely place to
walk and be surrounded by so many beautiful flowers! A cloud of blossoming camellias. You are descending
Romantic vision of nature's beauty. A pretty place to relax and to take photos.
Many clusters of gorgeous flowers.
Magnificent display of showy flower. It is amazing.
Breathe the fresh air and appreciate the tranquility.
Immerse yourself in an effusion of blooming camellias.
那麼鮮豔的茶花， 紅火紅般的色彩令人為之雀躍， 吸引了拍照的人們。
Brilliantly colored camellia.
It is a romantic date destination.
A feast for the eyes.
Enjoy the sheer beauty of the gardens and displays.
It is amazing.
It is magical!
Mysterious and seductive
Camellias are endlessly fascinating.
Extensive camellia plantings, with incredible variety
This is the most amazing place to visit if you like flowers.
Beautiful pictures anywhere you look.
Walking through the gardens - camellias in fantastic colors for as far as one could see. The gardens are
amazing as a sea of color.