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Los Angeles

Chavez Ravine Arboretum

Declared a Historic Cultural Monument in 1967, Chavez Ravine Arboretum in Elysian Park is located just north of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. It contains more than 1,000 varieties of trees from all over, including some of the oldest and largest Cape Chestnut, Kauri and Tipu trees in the US. The Arboretum founded in 1893 by Los Angeles Horticultural Society had the planting of rare trees that continued through the 1920s.

With most of original trees still standing, it is the first and oldest arboretum in Southern California. Some of the trees are the only of their kind making this a rich historical spot. The place offers much pleasure amid the splendid trees growing beautifully in the area. When you get tired of the city’s urban spaces, head to Elysian Park’s arboretum for perfect heavenly respite. There are barbecue pits and a playground and remember you’re never too old for the swing set!