Teahouse at Descanso Gardens


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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Living Wall at Descanso Gardens


This pic shows one of the two “vertical gardens” at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge/Glendale.   The gallery was created by restoring Manchester Boddy’s original garage and adding this contemporary building.

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Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens


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.