Huntington Botanical Garden
We went on a daytrip to see the Huntington Botanical Garden in northern L.A. Getting there took two hours, getting back in the evening three - there is always rushhour in that direction. The trip was worthy: The Huntington Botanical Garden is a huge area a large variety of plants, including roses and cacti. See photos at Picasa. There is also the well known library, a lot of outdoor sculptures, and a teahouse. They offer for flat $25 tea, scones and english style sandwiches. Somewhat expensive, but quite good. They claim that reservations should be done, but when we came in there was room to spare.