Some of the African jungle scenes in the African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn were filmed at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County.
|Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary||Between 130th Street East & 135th Street East, Lake Los Angeles 93591; (661) 944-6881|
|Aquarium of the Pacific||100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach 90802; (562) 590-3100|
|Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve||15101 W Lancaster Rd, Lancaster 93536; (661) 724-1180|
|The Arboretum of Los Angeles County||301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia 91007; (626) 821-3222|
|Big Rock Creek Wildlife Sanctuary||Avenue 0 1.5 miles West of Alpine Butte, Big Rock Creek; (626) 398-5420|
|Bird Sanctuary (Griffith Park)||2900 N Vermont Ave, LA 90027; (818) 243-1145|
|Brand Park Whispering Pine Tea House & Garden||1601 W Mountain St, Glendale 91208; (818) 548-3782|
|Butte Valley Wildlife Sanctuary||Avenue I near 190th East, Hi Vista; (626) 398-5420|
|Cabrillo Marine Aquarium||3720 Stephen White Dr, San Pedro 90731; (310) 548-7562, TDD (310) 548-2052|
|Catalina Island Interpretive Center||1202 Avalon Canyon Center, Avalon 90704; (310) 510-2514|
|Chavez Ravine Arboretum (Elysian Park)||(off Stadium Way btwn Scott Ave & Academy Rd) 1880 Academy Way, LA; (213) 485-5054|
Also visit Descanso Gardens Guild
|1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge 91011; (818) 952-4400|
|Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area||28000 Devil's Punchbowl Rd, Pearblossom 93553; (661) 944-2743|
|Eaton Canyon Nature Center||1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena 91107; (626) 398-5420|
|El Dorado Nature Center (El Dorado Park)||7550 E Spring St, Long Beach 90808; (562) 570-1750|
|Exposition Park Rose Garden||701 State Dr, LA 90037; (213) 748-4772|
|Fern Dell (Griffith Park))||5375 Red Oak Dr, Los Angeles 90027; (323) 666-5046|
|Gerhardy Wildlife Sanctuary||240th Street East & Avenuve O, Antelope Valley; (626) 398-5420|
|Huntington Library & Gardens||1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino 91108; (626) 405-2100|
|Jackrabbit Flat Wildlife Sanctuary||SE corner of 116th East & Avenue T, Pearblossom; (626) 398-5420|
|James Irvine Garden, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center||244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles 90012; (213) 628-2725|
|Los Angeles Zoo||5333 Zoo Dr, LA 90027; (323) 666-4090|
|Mescal Wildlife Sanctuary||Between Highways 138 & 18 near 223rd Street East, Antelope Valley; (626) 398-5420|
|Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (UCLA)||Tiverton Dr (UCLA); (310) 825-1260|
|The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (California State University, Long Beach)||(Earl Warren Way-CSULB) 1250 Bellflower Blvd,
Long Beach 90840; (562) 985-8885
|Montebello Barnyard Zoo||Grant Rea Park, 600 Rea Dr, Montebello 90640; (323) 887-4595|
|Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center||23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills 91304; (818) 883-6641|
|Peck Road Water Conservation Park||5401 N Peck Rd, Arcadia 91006; (626) 334-1065|
|Phacelia Wildflower Sanctuary||200th Street East & Avenue D, Antelope Valley; (626) 398-5420|
|Placerita Canyon Nature Center||19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall 91321; (661) 259-7721|
|Point Vicente Interpretive Center||31501 Palos Verdes Dr West, Rancho Palos Verdes 90274; (310) 377-5370|
|Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden||1500 N College Ave, Claremont 91711; (909) 625-8767|
|Rose Hills Memorial Park||3900 Workman Mills Rd, Whittier 90608; (562) 699-0921|
|San Dimas Canyon Nature Center||1628 N Sycamore Canyon Road, San Dimas 91773; (909) 599-7512|
|Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve||6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys 91406; (888) 527-2757|
|Sepulveda Garden Center||16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino 91316; (818) 784-5180|
|South Coast Botanic Garden||26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates 90274; (310) 544-6815|
|Theodore Payne Wildlife Sanctuary||223rd Street East & Avenue V, Llano; (626) 398-5420|
|Tillman Water Reclamation Plant Japanese Garden (Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area)||6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys 91406; (818) 756-8166|
|Tujunga Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary||Tujunga Wash, 210 Freeway & Wentworth Street, Tujunga 91042; (661) 944-6881|
|UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden||10619 Bellagio Rd, Los Angeles (Bel Air) 90049; (310) 794-0320|
|Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park||10700 W Escondido Canyon Road, Saugus 91350; (661) 268-0840|
|Virginia Robinson Gardens||1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills 90210; (310) 276-5367|
|Watts Senior Center & Rose Garden||1657 E Century Blvd, Los Angeles 90002; (213) 564-9440|
|Whittier Narrows Nature Center||1000 N Durfee Ave, South El Monte 91733; (626) 575-5523|
|William S. Hart Park (wilderness preserve)||24151 San Fernando Rd, Santa Clarita 91321; (661) 254-4584|
|Wrigley Memorial Botanical Garden||1400 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon 90704; (310) 510-2595|
The California Poppy is the state flower of California (declared as such in 1903). It just so happens that the largest and most brilliant natural display of this beautiful flower normally takes place March through May just north of Los Angeles at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. This 1,745 acre State Reserve, 15 miles west of Lancaster, is located on California's largest and most consistent poppy-bearing land. Seven miles of trails, including a paved section for wheelchair access, allow hiking or strolling through the wildflower fields. The broad views of this hilly landscape provide eyefuls of brilliant wildflower colors.
Descanso Gardens is famous for its camellias.
The Exposition Park Rose Garden consists of 19,000 rose bushes.
The South Coast Botanical Gardens was reclaimed from land that once was a mining facility and later used as a garbage dump.
The largest monkey hand tree in California may be found in the Virginia Robinson Garden.
William S. Hart Park was once the home and ranch of silent film cowboy star William Hart.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the nation, featuring nearly 1,000 species (totaling more than 12,000 individual marine animals) in 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits. The aquarium highlights the marine habitats of three Pacific Ocean regions: Southern California-Baja California, Tropical Pacific and Northern Pacific.