By Deb Flomberg
Among the many wonderful reasons to enjoy living in California is the fact that the year-round weather is perfect to help a multitude of beautiful plants grow and thrive. The bright sun and warm temperatures help flowers, trees and other greenery find vivid life, and the many botanic gardens in the state are here to serve as living proof. Pay a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens to browse through hundreds of different stunning botanical beauties, and make it a fun day for the whole family.
As you wander through the Arboretum you can marvel at the many different areas with plenty of flowers on display. The Perennial Garden has many intimate paths, perfect for a romantic stroll with your sweetie, each of which has a specific color theme. Or visit the Queen Anne Cottage, which was built back in 1885 and serves as a stunning example of Victorian elegance.
The Garden for All Seasons is an area that has an interactive display filled with flowers, plants, vegetables and herbs all planted and cared for by volunteers in the area. The year-round garden is great for an educational stroll or even to volunteer and plant some of your own flowers. And don’t miss the Meyberg Waterfall, which is one of the best spots in the Arboretum for amazing photos. You’ll find lots of tropical plants and gorgeous flowers, or you can just relax by the water.
A day trip to the Arboretum is a wonderful way to enjoy the day with the whole family, or make it a romantic date and stroll the gardens with someone special. No matter how you spend the day, just be sure to drive there in the 2013 SLS AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You can put the top down as you cruise down the highway it total luxury, enjoying the elegance and class of the Mercedes-Benz name.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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