Address: Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Griffith Park, CA
High atop Griffith Park overlooking Glendale, Burbank, and beyond, a hidden hillside garden gives refuge to those seeking a natural, open air, meditative oasis.
Park at Mineral Wells Picnic Area (GPS will recognize it) and look for the yellow security gate pictured below. Walk around the gate and up the fire road to the right of the trailhead map. It’s pretty steep at first, then flattens out to a gradual, easier incline. 10 minutes later you’ll arrive at the garden.
Once there, locate one of the nine different access trails and freely explore the hand-planted vegetation. Enjoy the view and a seat on one of the area’s well-placed benches.
For more information on Amir and his garden’s history, please visit www.amirsgarden.org.
Scroll down to watch a video on Amir’s Garden, from KCET’s iconic TV show “Visiting with Huell Howser”.
While in the area, consider checking out the Old Zoo, Shane’s Inspiration, (Current) Los Angeles Zoo, Autry Museum, Griffith Park Pony Rides, Travel Town, and these additional Griffith Park attractions.
These photos were taken January 2021. Click to enlarge.