Gardening in Southern California reaps rewards year-round. With an ideal climate, you can have a gorgeous landscape throughout spring, summer, fall and winter. Take a look at these gardens in Hollywood, Point Loma, Santa Barbara and other Southern California cities to glean inspiration for your own property.
A Waterwise Cactus GardenIn the foothills of Los Angeles, artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman created a garden that's part installation piece and part intimate memoir.
Gabor + Allen's Garden LaboratoryOn a property in Venice, sits a gorgeous garden bursting with cannas and foxtail ferns, and the calming ambient noise of a koi pond.
My Garden: Pasadena TransformedA weed-covered lot in Southern California, owned by Caltrans, is completely redone by a couple who live adjacent to the garden.
The Inherited GardenChristy Hobart reveals her struggle to stake a claim on her grandmother's Santa Monica garden, and unveils the plan for its future.
Split-Level Garden in Santa BarbaraDeft design surprises, and an 80-year-old tale of local landscape rivalry, lurk beneath the cooly elegant facade of Sydney Baumgartner's garden.
Great Designs: Scott ShraderScott Shrader has mastered the art of crafting gardens. Behind his own West Hollywood home, he makes small spaces feel expansive, erasing the boundary between inside and out.
Mojave Rock Ranch Reinvents the Desert GardenTake a visual stroll through this unusual Joshua Tree landscape to see what innovative designers achieve when faced with a huge arid site surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.
A Star Is RebornWhen Marg Helgenberger, the longtime star of CSI, was shopping for a new home five ears ago, she found the perfect place in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood—but the gardens were overgrown and needed to be rethought.
Victorian-Inspired Outdoor KitchenHeather Lenkin took an old driveway behind one of the earliest farmhouses in the Los Angeles area and transformed it into a Victorian-inspired outdoor living area.
Getty ReduxDiscover Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum and its 20th-century outdoor sculpture collection and gardens installed in 2007.
Harmony House, a Garden MakeoverFour years ago, musician Nate Mendel bought a house in the Los Angeles hills surrounded by a scrappy lawn and a few big trees and transformed into a welcoming home base.