Monday, May 2, 2016
Hike 2016.006 -- Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA
Unfortunately, it seemed about 1/2 of the greater L.A. area had the same idea. The roads around the Gardens were lined for what seemed like miles around. I parked some distance away, and walked in.
When I got in the lot, I was shocked to discover many empty spots in the parking lot. What the heck? I had wasted time walking the streets of La Canada for nothing!
I have been to the Huntington Gardens many times, of course. And I had recently been to the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and to Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens. Descanso Gardens was definitely different. Much more of the landscape looked a little wild, or at least had you walking "behind the scenes."