- Getty Gardens: One of our favorites
- Huntington Gardens
- Los Angeles Arboretum
- Rose Parade: It's kind of like a garden on wheels
- San Francisco Garden Show: Held in March, this show features spectacular display gardens and plenty of ideas for sprucing up your own garden, too
- Filoli, Woodside
- Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park
- San Francisco Botanical Garden
- Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
- Fresno Blossom Trail: They're working orchards rather than "gardens," but from late February to mid-March, they're bloomin' beautiful!
Return to the California for Culture Lovers Index to find more artistic and cultural places to go on your California vacation.