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.

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Calimesa, CAMy Garden: A Paradise for Fish and FloraSee how a 15,000-gallon koi pond was added to this Point Loma property that was once home to scrubby bushes and a patchy lawn.
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Los Angeles, CAThe Path Less Taken: A Silver Lake GardenIn an enclave of Los Angeles sits a down-to-earth garden that takes shade and sloping terrain in stride.
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Calimesa, CAA 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.
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Calimesa, CAGabor + 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.
Natural Shoreline Landscape Design
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Calimesa, CAMy Garden: Natural-Style Pool Blends Seamlessly with the LandscapeA thoughtful arrangement of trees, plants, and boulders creates a pool that mirrors its environment.
Arlington Garden
Pasadena, CAMy Garden: Pasadena TransformedA weed-covered lot in Southern California, owned by Caltrans, is completely redone by a couple who live adjacent to the garden.
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Calimesa, CAThe Inherited GardenChristy Hobart reveals her struggle to stake a claim on her grandmother's Santa Monica garden, and unveils the plan for its future.
Sydney Baumgartner Landscape
Santa Barbara, CASplit-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.
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Calimesa, CADirector's Cut: Wes Craven's Hollywood Hills GardenWes Craven's garden, with it's lush plants and soothing stream, is anything but a horror show.
At Home with Scott Shrader: Photo Gallery
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Calimesa, CAGreat 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.
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Calimesa, CAMojave 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.
CSI: Garden Edition
Barbara Schnitzler
New York, NYA 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.
Elysian Landscapes
Los Angeles, CAOpen Invitation: Beverly Hills GlamourJudy Kameon transforms a Beverly Hills midcentury modern glass-and-concrete house's garden into an elegant and comfortable space.
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Calimesa, CAA Tropical Garden in Los AngelesA Los Angeles couple takes a surprising approach to designing their new home and garden.
Elysian Landscapes
Los Angeles, CAPerfect Union: Beverly Hills CollaborationA collaboration between Chahan Minassian and Judy Kameon, this modern house is designed for the indoor-outdoor life.
Raymond Hansen, Inc.
San Diego, CAA Sleek and Simple California KitchenLandscape architect Raymond Hansen adds a minimalist outdoor kitchen to a Pacific Palisades couple’s existing dining terrace.
Heather Lenkin's Victorian-Inspired Outdoor Kitchen
Lenkin Design
Pasadena, CAVictorian-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.
Thornton Gardens
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Calimesa, CAThornton Gardens Comes to LifeAs the second-largest landowner in San Marino, California Chuck Thornton gave back to his community in a unique way.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CAGetty ReduxDiscover Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum and its 20th-century outdoor sculpture collection and gardens installed in 2007.
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Calimesa, CAA New Dawn: The Garden of Tony DuquetteThe garden and home of the late Tony Duquette continues to flourish in Beverly Hills. Hutton Wilkinson leads us on a tour.
Harmony House, Photo Gallery
Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture
Santa Monica, CAHarmony 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.
Succulent and Cacti
Huntington Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CASpine Tinglers at the Huntington Botanical GardensFor inspiration from or indoctrination into the amazing world of succulents, look no further than the Desert Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.
Laura Morton Creates a Magical Outdoor Space
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Calimesa, CALaura Morton Creates a Magical Outdoor SpaceLos-Angeles based landscape designer Laura Morton turns a driveway lined with pool equipment into a magical dining terrace and outdoor kitchen.
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Calimesa, CAVisit a Topiary Time PieceThe gardens at Lotusland in Santa Barbara include a 25-foot floral clock.

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