|Southern California in mid-December. Yes, indeed.|
From their brochure:
Nestled in the heart of the busy San Fernando Valley is a peaceful oasis: Suiho-en, ‘Garden of Water and Fragrance.’ The exquisite design of The Japanese Garden leads us from a world of freeway traffic, pressures, and haste into a world of meditative calm, where it is possible to focus on and remember the very simple and beautiful both in nature and in our lives.
The uniqueness of this garden is that it is authentic in every detail. At the same time, every effort was made to make it compatible with the nearby contemporary Administration Building.
I’ll vouch for all of the above.
The Japanese Garden at the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA.
A happy note: The Japanese Garden participates in the AHS reciprocal admissions program (as does: Descanso Gardens, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Los Angeles County Arboretum, San Diego Botanic Garden …)
See the whole Flickr set and enjoy all the warm 90deg mid-December yumminess here.