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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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1. Union Station

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800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Biddy Mason Park

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333 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. Medallion

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334 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

4. Edward Roybal Federal Building

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255 E Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5. LAPD Headquarters

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100 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90731

6. Kyoto Grand

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120 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

7. Disney Hall

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111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. Amir's Garden

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Griffith Park Dr & Mineral Wells Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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17190 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90272

10. Virginia Robinson Gardens

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1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

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244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

12. Japanese Garden

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6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406

13. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

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570 W Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065

14. Los Angeles Police Academy

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1880 Academy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90012

15. Garden of Oz

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3106 Ledgewood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

16. Wattles Park

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1850 N Curson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

17. Paul's Urban Garden

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6433 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

18. Venice Labyrinth

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6th Ave & San Juan Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90291

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1. Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Biddy Mason Park

333 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

333 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. Medallion

334 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

334 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

4. Edward Roybal Federal Building

255 E Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

255 E Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5. LAPD Headquarters

100 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90731

100 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90731

6. Kyoto Grand

120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

120 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

7. Disney Hall

111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. Amir's Garden

Griffith Park Dr & Mineral Wells Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Griffith Park Dr & Mineral Wells Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

17190 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90272

17190 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90272

10. Virginia Robinson Gardens

1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

12. Japanese Garden

6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406

13. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

570 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065

570 W Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065

14. Los Angeles Police Academy

1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012

1880 Academy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90012

15. Garden of Oz

3106 Ledgewood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

3106 Ledgewood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

16. Wattles Park

1850 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

1850 N Curson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

17. Paul's Urban Garden

6433 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

6433 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

18. Venice Labyrinth

6th Ave & San Juan Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90291

6th Ave & San Juan Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90291