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.
These photos were taken August 2021. Click to enlarge.