Address: 1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA
Just a few minutes up the road from Burbank’s IKEA, a peaceful Japanese garden-park welcomes visitors to come soak in a little Zen while briefly escaping city life.
Aside from the serenity of the Shoseian Teahouse, its koi pond, and rock stream there isn’t a whole lot do here other than simply relax and slow down – read a book, meditate, paint, explore with your child, etc.
It should be noted that the garden’s grounds are located within a much larger, 31-acre recreation area called Brand Park which does have a playground, softball fields, library, hiking & biking trails, and more.
For more information on the Friendship Garden, visit www.glendaleteahouse.org.
While in the area, consider checking out Stough Canyon, the Starlight Bowl, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, LA Kings Ice at Picwick Gardens, Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, and Kenneth Village.
These photos were taken August 2021. Click to enlarge.