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18 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces Hidden Around LA

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Welcome to May, when all you want to do is sneak away on your lunch break and sit somewhere quiet and pretty and soak up the sun (hey, it might come out by your lunch break!). Introducing Curbed LA's secret garden map--your guide to some of the most overlooked and lovely green spaces in Los Angeles, from a leafy courtyard in Downtown to a yoga-based spiritual organization's sprawling lake in Pacific Palisades. These are all open to the public, although their hours and access may vary, so check the websites before you go. Many are also available for weddings, if you happen to be the marrying kind. Happy spring, LA.

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Union Station

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Biddy Mason Park

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Medallion

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Edward Roybal Federal Building

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LAPD Headquarters

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Kyoto Grand

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Disney Hall

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Amir's Garden

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Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Virginia Robinson Gardens

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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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Japanese Garden

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Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

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Los Angeles Police Academy

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Garden of Oz

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Wattles Park

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Paul's Urban Garden

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Venice Labyrinth

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Union Station

Biddy Mason Park

Medallion

Edward Roybal Federal Building

LAPD Headquarters

Kyoto Grand

Disney Hall

Amir's Garden

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Japanese Garden

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

Los Angeles Police Academy

Garden of Oz

Wattles Park

Paul's Urban Garden

Venice Labyrinth