Spring in the Gardens

Gift yourself a moment of relaxation--it's not a luxury--it's more that we thrive when we're relaxed.

By Carol Jones, PAL&G Garden Curator | April 2016

Even though the weather is still unpredictable, blustery and overcast some days, like summer other days, the flowering plants in our gardens are perking up, ushering in Spring and enjoying the completely organic environment we've provided for them to blossom and share their sweet scent with us humans.

And the colorful koi and gold fish in the meditation garden pond are playful as ever, entertaining anyone who takes a moment to admire them from the red pond bridge.

Soon the oak-leaf hydrangeas will be in bloom, the jacaranda trees awash in purple, and already the azaleas sparkle in brilliant pinks, peachy colors, white and magenta. Oh and the sweet little Japanese red maple is already spouting bright red leaves. We're so blessed to be surrounded with the colors of nature. And there's so much more to see and experience in this Spiritual Oasis right in the heart of Los Angeles.

Come walk the labyrinth, breathe in the peace that is so palpable on the labyrinth and in the gardens.

Give yourself the gift of a moment of relaxation--it's not really a luxury--it's more that our bodies, minds, and emotions thrive when we're relaxed.


"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
Henry Miller