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Arlington Garden in Pasadena

275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
+1 626-578-5434
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Neighborhood Gardens

This is an unexpected find, Beautiful Gardens in the middle of the Pasadena neighborhood. It's like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pasadena, California
Hidden Gem in the Neighborhood

Nicely designed garden with interesting variety, and perfectly suited for a leisurely stroll: a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray Q
Pasadena, California
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
+1 626-578-5434
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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

Thank Andy1614
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
Michelle M, Manager at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 4 July 2017

It's a small area but still very peaceful! Nice place to walk or even work! They have comfortable tables and chairs.

Thank Junlin L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just found this little garden area yesterday. I love it! It's free, beautiful, and there are so many places where one can go to chill/relax, or even do work! We saw a TON of photographers with children and adults coming here around 5pm on Monday...More

Thank perfectdestination
Reviewed 25 May 2017

One good thing that you can say about the Robber Barons. They did give something to the public. As this place is just awesome. Especially when life gets a little too harsh or nasty. As its quiet and serenity are a most welcome change to...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very close to Huntington Hospital. Perfect quiet respite for a small picnic lunch - they have little tables. Plenty of shade umbrellas and little paths for the kids to explore and follow. Right off a VERy busy street, but once you're inside it's quiet -...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great for walking, great gardens, lots to see THe Japanese garden was very realistic. The roses were amazing. The Museums were excellent

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite garden. A piece of hidden heaven, it is like entering inside a painting. It's very intimate, each spot is unique. Unique flowers and plants, little corners where to read, write, meditate, study, have lunch or dinner. The garden is well kept by very...More

Thank Inakis E
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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
Ignacio C
21 May 2015|
Response from Ignacio C |
Are there docents, or guides, available at Arlington Garden?