Last weekend we visited The Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks and the went wine tasting at a nice little wine bar called Wine Yard that is located across the street from the garden.
Admission to Gardens of The World is FREE and the wine tasting I selected cost only $10 and included four tastings. That made for an affordable and fun day trip. Each section of the garden is designed to represent a style from a different nation or time. Even though I grew up in Ventura County this was my first visit to Gardens of the World! Just goes to show, there is always something new to discover even in your own backyard.
The Japanese garden was by far the most relaxing. Sitting there made me want to just close my eyes and breath for a few minutes. Koi fish swam around and nibbled on the roots of plants as a waterfall rushed down into the pond. Sunlight streamed into the gazebo providing the perfect amount of lighting and warmth.
There are so many picturesque settings however professional posed photography is not allowed without a reservation.
Once we finished touring the gardens and taking it all in we crossed the street and enjoyed our wine!