Gardens of LA – Greystone Manor
Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our area. I will also be branching out to gardens around the world eventually.
“The creation of the grounds began in 1926. A three-leveled gardens designed by German born landscape architect Paul Thiene, mixed a variety of garden styles and themes based on Italian and English gardens. There were nearly 100 different species of plants and flowers on the property, representing every continent. Incorporated in the gardens, were two cascading waterfalls, two lakes, and a green house. The estate included a swimming pool and pavilion, tennis courts, kennels and a charming playhouse, as well as stables and a gatehouse.”
Complete information regarding Greystone Manor is available from the The Friends of Greystone web site.
The gardens are open daily, except when closed for filming or private event. The mansion itself is closed except for special events.
Parking and Admission are FREE.
One interesting item from The Friends of Greystone web site are detailed plans of the various areas of the garden. Here is an example.