You can see that off the walkways and trails, the grounds are kept more or less "native" California. There were groves of California Live Oak with palm trees thrown in. John prefers the natural, low water look of this habitat.
There are various gardens including the cactus garden, camellia garden and rose garden. Of course, Mia and I patiently walked through the other areas with John, but when we got to the rose garden, we went wild. All those roses! All those colors and fragrances!
The rose garden is quite extensive. We walked through only a portion of it. It reminded me of Kew Gardens, Mottisfont Abbey, Exposition Park, and Portland's Rose Garden all combined in one garden. The beds laid out in patterns reminded me of Exposition Park in Los Angeles and the Portland Rose Garden. The trellises were like the ones at Mottisfont Abbey (Southern England). The sweeping rose filled vistas looked like Kew Gardens (London).
The yellow and orange roses celebrate Mia's current orange period.