Teahouse at Descanso Gardens

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This beautiful teahouse was designed by architect Whitney Smith and built in 1966.  The distinctive blue roof tiles were imported from Japan.  The entire Japanese Garden section of Descanso Gardens (in La Canada Flintridge/Glendale) imparts a real feeling of tranquility .

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Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens

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This pic captures the arched bridge that is part of the Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.  This 160 acre garden was originally owned by newspaper magnate E. Manchester Boddy and boasts over 1 million plants including one of the largest collections of camellias in the world.

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Japanese Gardens at The Huntington

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The Botanic Gardens at The Huntington in Pasadena offer 12 different gardens, one being the Japanese Garden, which includes a drum bridge, Japanese house, walled Zen garden, a bonsai court, and a ceremonial teahouse and tea garden.

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