By Deb Flomberg
Descanso Gardens is another of the truly stunning botanic gardens that are found throughout the southern California area. You’ll love browsing the gardens and checking out the many plants, trees and flowers all with some historical significance and rare natural beauty. Just picture wandering the beautiful grounds, hand in hand with your sweetheart, enjoying the surrounding beauty and perfect California weather.
One of the best ways to enjoy the garden is to take the Narrated Tram Tour. You’ll enjoy the tour from the comfort of the tram, with a guide narrating the history of the Descanso Gardens, pointing out all the key plant collections. Or you can certainly take the self-guided walking tour. You’ll get a 10-minute orientation to Descanso Gardens and a map, then you are set free to enjoy the grounds at your leisure.
Depending on the time of year, you’ll also be able to check out a variety of different plants as they are in season. If you head there in the summer you can enjoy the summer annuals, roses, crape myrtle and cassia. Or visit in the fall to enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage, camellias and toyon berries. If you are able to get there in February then you may be lucky enough to catch the cherry trees in full bloom or visit in March for a wealth of tulips and lilacs. Really, you’ll want to go back again and again to see the different seasons in bloom.
When it’s time for a romantic trip, be sure to travel in style. Pick up your date in the 2013 CL63 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. There is no more romantic car to enjoy as you cruise in elegance and luxury towards your day of getting lost in a sea of floral beauty. The Mercedes-Benz is the perfect accompaniment to a truly romantic afternoon.
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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