By Nicole Cormier
There are many gardens in Southern California, but some are more ornate and well kept than others. Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Rancho Sombra Del Roble has some of the most beautiful rose gardens and citrus groves that can be found in the area. The 25-acre garden is on the historic site of the Orcutt residence and is preserved by the City of Los Angeles. The property was originally the vacation home of oil pioneer William Warren Orcutt. The property, which was originally 210 acres, had a Spanish Colonial Revival style home and outbuildings. Today you can view the estate daily from sunrise to sunset for free. Spend a morning or afternoon perusing the beautifully curated gardens or stroll through the orange groves to see what life was like in the early 20th century.
Located in the affluent West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, plan to stay at the Hilton Woodland Hills, as it’s the nicest in the area. There are many fine and casual dining options near the hotel and gardens including Morton’s Steakhouse.
When you’re driving around the West Hills area, be sure you drive a vehicle that will fit in, like a 2013 E550 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. The simple luxury and precision handling will make the commutes painless while still reflecting your own personal classy style.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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