Los Angeles - Gardens of Los Angeles : The Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Gardens of Los Angeles : The Garden of Flowing Fragrance

(65 reviews)
San Marino, CA, Los Angeles, United States
30 mins

About the tour

A beautiful, serene tour through the spectacular Liu Fang Yuan, The Garden of Flowing Fragrance, in San Marino, a suburb east of Los Angeles. This gorgeous garden is now just over 12 years old and is one of the most beautiful representations of Chinese gardens outside of China. The architecture, plants and materials are all inspired by the gardens of Suzhou, a city located near Shanghai in southeastern China. The garden was designed and installed after years of international collaboration between Chinese artisans and American architects and builders. Pavilions, paths, rockeries, waterfalls, plants and calligraphy are all waiting to inspire you!

Meet your local guide


Linda was born and raised in Southern California and loves to share its many adventures with others. Having traveled North America extensively as a professional musical theater actress, her favorite pastime is getting outside and “walking and gawking;” meeting new people, trying new foods, learning about different cultures. Especially in the car-centric city of Los Angeles, taking a walk gives you a different perspective of this complex and historically fascinating town. LA, and its surrounding areas, is a quilt of international neighborhoods that Linda can’t wait to share with you!

Linda has been guiding since Aug 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Los Angeles with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Los Angeles. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Tariq K.

24 February 2021

Fabulous tour with a great tour guide.

Gill B.

21 February 2021

Very interesting and I've been promised a visit when I can get to my daughter's in LA (from U.K.)

Claire D.

20 February 2021

Really enjoyed the tour. Friendly guide.

Marena W.

19 February 2021

lovely garden, would have liked to have seen a 'typical' LA style garden too.

Marilyn J.

19 February 2021

I was disappointed with this tour. The garden is very beautiful, but I expected more explanations about the plants and especially would have liked to have heard about the various pavilions and the different shaped doorways. I would like to have heard about the various bridge styles. It was nice to see the rocks once, the patterns on the walkways once, not numerous times. There was so much that could have been said and shown but too much time was spent on showing and talking about plantain trees and redwoods. The camera was moving too fast to be enjoyable. Plus 'the masked man' in nearly every shot was very distracting. I now know he's your husband but couldn't he stay behind you? Maybe some research before your next tour?

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