Los Angeles - Gardens of Los Angeles: The Camellia Forest

Gardens of Los Angeles: The Camellia Forest

(70 reviews)
La Cañada, Los Angeles, United States
30 mins

About the tour

Just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Los Angeles, is one of the largest collections of camellias in the Western Hemisphere. Nestled among towering native oak trees, the Camellia Forest of Descanso Gardens is not to be missed during the winter months of Southern California. Swaths of pink, white and red beckon you to stop, take a moment and breathe in the spicy fragrance of this beautiful flower. This tour is a quieter tour, focusing on the different specimens that are showcased while in bloom. You will see an oasis within the limits of the city that will surprise and delight you with its natural beauty.

Meet your local guide


Linda was born and raised in Southern California and loves to share its many adventures with others. Having traveled North America extensively as a professional musical theater actress, her favorite pastime is getting outside and “walking and gawking;” meeting new people, trying new foods, learning about different cultures. Especially in the car-centric city of Los Angeles, taking a walk gives you a different perspective of this complex and historically fascinating town. LA, and its surrounding areas, is a quilt of international neighborhoods that Linda can’t wait to share with you!

Linda has been guiding since Aug 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Los Angeles with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Los Angeles. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Nicola O.

06 March 2021

So informative and enthusiastic. Loved looking at the flowers.

Julie K.

06 March 2021

I missed most of the tour so just saw dome camellias in the garden. Hope there will be another tour, thanks

Anja G.

05 March 2021

Beautiful Tour. Linda is a very charming guide.

🇬🇧Bernie 🤩 UK D.

05 March 2021

Oh wow this was amazing seeing the beautiful flowers so close up. Amazing explanation of everything and great photo opportunities. Thank you so much

Ginny W.

05 March 2021

Good tour.great pictures and closeups of camellias but the sound was so distorted had to switch it off

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