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The California Garden Tour

The 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State

Donald Olson


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A fantastic garden journey that only California can provide

In The California Garden Tour, veteran travel writer Donald Olson highlights 50 outstanding public gardens and provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit. From San Francisco and the East Bay to Palm Springs and San Diego, Olson includes iconic gardens like the Getty Center, new favorites like Alcatraz, and uniquely Californian destinations like Lotusland and Sunnylands. The easy-to-use format includes visitor information, an evocative description, and full color photography for each garden. 

Praise For The California Garden Tour: The 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State

“Lushly photographed and profiled.” —San Diego Home and Garden

“An excellent resource for visiting [California] public gardens.” —The Santa Cruz Sentinel​

Timber Press, 9781604697223, 296pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2017

About the Author

Donald Olson is a travel writer, novelist, and playwright with a longtime interest in gardens and gardening. His work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other national publications, and he is the author of several travel guides. An avid gardener himself, Olson has been exploring the great gardens of Europe and the Pacific Northwest for many years.You can visit his website at