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Greystone Mansion gardens, Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, CA
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Greystone Mansion gardens, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California

Description

On a steep hill in Beverly Hills sits Greystone Mansion and its formal terraced gardens. You are allowed to enter the gardens for free, which are now owned by the city of Beverly Hills, and take a stroll. The top garden is a little barren-looking, with formal English hedges, fountains, and a fancy staircase. The next garden down is a rectangular lawn surrounded by hedges and roses and sandstone walls decorated with little engravings. The views over LA are great from here.
The next garden down has long rows of groomed trees and bunches of lavender. High sandstone walls with fountains add to the romance.
The last level takes you to some nude fountains, a stream, flowers, and the lovely grey Tudor Revival mansion itself.
It only takes about half an hour to explore the gardens of Greystone Mansion and its worth your time!
From Jan-July, one Sunday mid-month at 2pm there are concerts at the gardens, for $20 per person.
Greystone Mansion was built in 1928 and was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his son. The city purchased the estate in 1965 to keep the land from being subdivided and the mansion demolished . The mansion has featured in many films, such as The Big Lebowski, and music videos such as Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." Its staircase will be familiar to film lovers.
If you need a park with a large playground, check out Roxbury Park nearby.

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Stair column and lavendar.
Stair column and lavendar.
Bottle brush and bougainvillea.
Bottle brush and bougainvillea.
Bougainvillea and Gothic lamp.
Bougainvillea and Gothic lamp.
Rock rose and balcony.
Rock rose and balcony.
Tropical flowers.
Tropical flowers.
Shaded stairs.
Shaded stairs.
The front of the house is overgrown.
The front of the house is overgrown.
Cactus and view of LA in the distance.
Cactus and view of LA in the distance.
Statue and stream.
Statue and stream.
The stream and ferns.
The stream and ferns.
The mansion.
The mansion.
A film crew at the mansion!
A film crew at the mansion!
Statue of woman with long hair.
Statue of woman with long hair.
The amazing sandstone walls in the garden.
The amazing sandstone walls in the garden.
Lavendar and sandstone wall.
Lavendar and sandstone wall.
Row of trees.
Row of trees.
Fountain, wall, and trees.
Fountain, wall, and trees.
Fountain and hills in the distance.
Fountain and hills in the distance.
Hedges and roses.
Hedges and roses.
A peaceful spot to sit.
A peaceful spot to sit.
Views of LA.
Views of LA.
A terraced hill in the distance.
A terraced hill in the distance.
Roses and engravings in the wall.
Roses and engravings in the wall.
Like an English garden...
Like an English garden...
Grand staircase in the garden.
Grand staircase in the garden.
   

Directions

Greystone Mansion is located at 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90210.
Entrance to the gardens is free.
The gardens are open 10-5 or 10-6 depending on the season.

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Last Updated Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:11:33 GMT