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The Gardens of the World

2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902
+1 805-557-1135
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If it were possible to give a place zero stars, that's exactly what I'd do. I had a truly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RedwolfCalifornia
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Santa Cruz, California
Utterly Gorgeous but Unfriendly (Creepy rude)

If you get the right docent, this is heaven. Lately, it has some insane change of focus that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tuigim W
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (21 reviews)
“rose garden” (11 reviews)
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2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902
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"japanese garden"
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"rose garden"
in 11 reviews
"california missions"
in 11 reviews
"small garden"
in 5 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 7 reviews
"koi fish"
in 5 reviews
"relaxing place"
in 4 reviews
"english garden"
in 4 reviews
"free admission"
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"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
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"take advantage"
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"the hustle and bustle"
in 3 reviews
"hidden gem"
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"conejo valley"
in 3 reviews
"stroll"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If it were possible to give a place zero stars, that's exactly what I'd do. I had a truly distressing experience at Gardens of the World last weekend and, after some thought, I decided that I just can't let it go. I visited the gardens...More

3  Thank RedwolfCalifornia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get the right docent, this is heaven. Lately, it has some insane change of focus that disrespects people. We encountered the docent from hell who accused us of being professional photographers. We are not. Of using amplification. We did not. Who lectured us...More

2  Thank Tuigim W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many have said, it's too bad that this "gift to the residents" from a private family has so many strict rules that it prevents you from enjoying it. They train the employees to watch you like a hawk and follow you. Heaven forbid you...More

2  Thank loliver315
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful Gardens to meander through although the property has some strange rules about photographing while on the premises

1  Thank wishfultraveler2004
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Cute garden. Nice place to hve. Tranquil stroll. Love to bring food and hve little picnic. Serene and peaceful setting.

Thank nikkia_77
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Gardens of the World is an amazing place to visit. I can't address the review by the lady with the kids, but I can say that I have gone on a few different occasions and the volunteers have been nothing but polite and useful...More

Thank trc08
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's a bit of a hidden gem this one because I lived here for over 2 years before someone mentioned this place. It is lovely at all times of the year here and each season (as far as we have them here) changes the feel...More

Thank nickwarrilow
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Gardens of the World is peaceful and beautiful. Its a short stroll around to see everything but if you are already in the area, it's worth stopping in for a half hour.

Thank Suzi K
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I am thankful to have GOTW so close to work. I enjoy having lunch and a moment to enjoy the Koi, roses and the missions area. California could be a difficult place to see and witness the change of seasons GOTW provides a seasonal clock...More

Thank HI_Nokaoi
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I don’t think they actually want families here. My friend and I met up while she was traveling. We have 4 kids in total ages 10 months, 3, 4, and 7 years. Upon entering the gardens, a woman came out from inside the building. She...More

2  Thank Kittymcknitty
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Wendy S
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Response from sherrys245 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. The facility is funded by a foundation. There is a donation box, if you would like to contribute, but there is no pressure to make a contribution. In addition, there is no charge for parking... More
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