The Golden State is also home to a wealth of Eden-like gardens that thrive thanks to California’s mild weather and variety of microclimates.
Balboa Park Gardens – San Diego
This magnificent urban greenspace includes a Botanical Building which holds more than 2,100 plants including tropical palms and orchids.
The 16-acre gardens bloom with wisteria, camellia, magnolia trees, and an olive orchards.
The twelve different themed gardens include the Desert Garden, Rose Garden, Jungle Garden, and Japanese Garden with a ceremonial teahouse.
See 10 of the most extraordinary California gardens you must visit below.