Exposition Park: Fountain and Rose Garden

The Rose Garden at the Exposition Park in Los Angeles is a historic 7-acre sunken garden. It has been called “one of the city’s best-kept secrets.” It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. (Source)
The Exposition Park is also the home of the Los Angleles Memorial Coliseum near USC, the LA Natural History Museum, California Science Center, the CA African American Museum and the Sports Arena.

Exposition Park Fountain B

When we visited the Park in July, there was an exhibit of the Cool Globles, to encourage recycling, see related post below.

Exposition Park Fountain + Cool Globes

Exposition Park

Rose Garden

This is the famous Rose Garden with the LA Natural History Museum (under reconstruction) in the background. I did not do justice with the photograph, because it was too hot that day, but I managed to take a few shots of the roses, though the scent of the flowers was all over.

Rose Garden Collage

Exposition Park

Hydranagea Bush

Besides the roses, there are a variety of them in bloom: the agapanthus, and I think the yellow flower is galdiolus, but not sure. The hydrangeas, too, were in bloom,  the benefits we get in the West for the hot summer weather.

Quincenera Pictorial

The Rose Garden has always been a good venue for photo shoots and weddings. This day there was a Quincenera pictorial.


This is the fighting dinosaurs sculpture.

Green Bikes

Bicycle Racks

Stone Sculpture

Easter Islands Head
work executed by Lippincott, New Haven, CT

These are just a few highlights of the big Park. I hope to come back again and explore more.

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41 Responses to Exposition Park: Fountain and Rose Garden

  1. Denise says:

    What a wonderful series of photos Ebie, and a great place to visit. Thanks for stopping by my blog also. I look forward to coming back and seeing what other delights you have to share. Enjoy the rest of your week my friend, until next time.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..My World Tuesday =-.

  2. carolynUSA says:

    Those globals are so colorful and exactly what makes me really happy to find! I am so happy to see them on your post. I’ve got to take a day and wander over there and see what I can find. We really do have a lot to see in the L A area if we read the fine print in magazines, newspapers, and the AAA Westways magazines! Isn’t it fun!

    Love your post…now I want to go and it’s your fault!
    .-= carolynUSA´s last blog ..Ruby Tuesday / Tall Ship Parade at Dana Point Harbor, California =-.

  3. Lucy says:

    I actually think you did a great job with the photograph of the rose garden and the Natural History Musuem. I enjoyed seeing the globes again too. I’ve never been there before. Your pictures make me want to visit. The photos of the flowers are beautiful.
    .-= Lucy´s last blog ..I’m a Silly Lady =-.

  4. salitype says:

    what a lovely park you have…its both for young ones and young at heart to enjoy!
    .-= salitype´s last blog ..laparoscopy =-.

  5. James says:

    Wonderful photos Ebie. I love the composition and the colors.
    .-= James´s last blog ..A Crossed Bridge =-.

  6. Valkyrien says:

    What a gorgeous rose garden Ebie! And what a wonderful and interesting park! Love those globes, and all the fun sculptures!
    .-= Valkyrien´s last blog ..Ölme Prästgård =-.

  7. Ewok says:

    What a wonderful place to spend a day. I bet you were “pasaway” with your photography that day. I would be clicking nonstop with all those subjects available.

    I really like the globes too. I wish they’d swing by this way.
    .-= Ewok´s last blog ..watery wednesday #28 =-.

  8. Norm says:

    wow! fabulous series of photos, I love those globes and the rose garden hanep sa ganda, thanks for sharing ebs, take care..
    .-= Norm´s last blog ..Watery Wednesday =-.

  9. It’s an impressive park and you took some great photos of it. The globes really are cool, and so are all the lovely plants.
    .-= Janie of Utah´s last blog ..Irrigation Installation =-.

  10. amy says:

    Those roses are just lovely!
    .-= amy´s last blog ..Bidding Farewell To Summer =-.

  11. ellen b says:

    Oh you really do L.A. justice with these great posts Ebie! Love these photos! Happy O.W. to you…
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday =-.

  12. What a beautiful garden setting! Your rose images are lovely!

    I just might have to visit next time in LA.

    Have a lovely week~
    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm
    .-= Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm´s last blog ..Exuberant Garden Offerings =-.

  13. AL says:

    Woo hoo I like the cool globes, I haven’t seen like that before but here! I like to see things made out of recycled materials and admire the creativity.

    Very nice capture of flowers . . .well you always do!

    .-= AL´s last blog ..Watery Wednesday – Haiawatah =-.

  14. Becky K. says:

    Absolutely fascinating! I love the globes!
    They are so colorful and unique.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday – Footbridge =-.

  15. Lori E says:

    This is such a good post. I get to see something I never will probably get to in person. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Lori E´s last blog ..SERENDIPITY: Guest Book =-.

  16. Paula says:

    I love your Outdoor Wednesday post, thank you for sharing so beautiful flowers.
    .-= Paula´s last blog ..Vegetable Farm =-.

  17. Joyce M says:

    I really like your mosaic of flowers.
    Joyce M
    .-= Joyce M´s last blog ..9/16/2009 – Outdoor Wednesday – #36 =-.

  18. Regina says:

    Hi Ebie all are beautiful. Love all the photos.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
    .-= Regina´s last blog ..Watery and Outdoor Wednesday. Streams =-.

  19. This looks like such a fun and colorful place to visit.

    Thanks for sharing on ODW!

    If you get a chance please stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥
    .-= Claudia@DipityRoad´s last blog ..Autumn Grasses =-.

  20. Alicia says:

    Wow, what a great park. And it’s so close to Bakersfield I could even visit. I’ll have to put that on my “places to see” list. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    Please stop by and say hi.
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer =-.

  21. christina says:

    Wow, beautiful series of photos in that magnificant parc!!! Just lovely!!
    .-= christina´s last blog ..Ordlös Onsdag/Liten =-.

  22. ann chin says:

    Love your garden photos. We have rose garden all over NZ That shooting water is so cool. Do kids jump in in summer?
    .-= ann chin´s last blog ..Oil Palm =-.

  23. Riet says:

    Fabulous pictures. Those gardens are so special. Have a nice day

  24. Carol says:

    What wonderful photographs. It is nice to see all these places on the various blogs – living vicariously. It’s a good thing.

    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday =-.

  25. The globes are really very pretty. They would look awesome in a garden with pretty blooms.

  26. Pam says:

    Hi Ebie, You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful photos and delightful descriptions of the places you visit. And this one is so special, thanks for the journey :)
    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Outdoor Watery meditation garden =-.

  27. leomar says:

    Hi Ebie, first time here from Blogging for Fun. I love all your photos especially the globes. I’ll be looking forward to your next posts.
    .-= leomar´s last blog ..“Engkwentro” bagged a top award in the 66th Venice Film Festival =-.

  28. cher says:

    one lovely park! awesome photos!

  29. stunning pics!

    .-= Marina Capano´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday – Buenos Aires =-.

  30. LaVoice says:

    All the sights you shared with us today are breathtaking. I truly enjoyedfthe tour of the park and its beauty.
    .-= LaVoice´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday =-.

  31. Mary says:

    You are a marvelous tour guide.The things you’ve shown us were really beautiful and the globes must have been fascinating to see up close. Your photos are terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Kartoffel Suppe (Bavarian Potato Soup) – Oktoberfest – Outdoor Wednesday =-.

  32. Cindy S says:

    What a beautiful park! Gorgeous old museum that is under reconstruction. The flowers are just TDF!! Love the globes, too. Very interesting post! Hugs, Cindy S.
    .-= Cindy S´s last blog ..I Love My City =-.

  33. Brenda Kula says:

    What a truly interesting place! I love those lilies! And the sculpted elements.
    .-= Brenda Kula´s last blog ..Rain And Happy Flowers =-.

  34. amanda says:

    Hey Ebie expo park is a blast huh? You should go durring the Butterfly exhibit at the Museum, it’s not till next year but I’ll meet you there for it if you can make it!
    Perfect WW shots the fountain is gorgeous! Well get some more great water shots next month!

    please see mine here

  35. Wow, amazing pictures.
    .-= Denise@ DensDailyLife´s last blog ..Can you see the potential? =-.

  36. Becky says:

    Beautiful and your photography is breathtaking…thanks for sharing!!!
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..A few more of my one thousand pictures… =-.

  37. Pat says:

    I have yet had a chance to visit Los Angeles This was a wonderful preview of a beautful area. Your photos are gorgeous!
    .-= Pat´s last blog ..Badlands National Park, South Dakota =-.

  38. Donna says:

    Ebie, these pics are beautiful!!! Just amazing! The flowers really stand out! Thanks for sharing!

    Donna Marie 😉
    .-= Donna ´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday with a Bunch of Nothing =-.

  39. EG wow says:

    Very cool post, Ebie. I LOVE those globes!!
    .-= EG wow´s last blog ..Boat Lanch/ Sky Watch =-.

  40. Grace Olsson says:

    Dear Ebie

    I tried to find it your link at TF and did not see…but with relation to this post….Marvelous, dearest…I thinkso that you did a great job with the photograph of the rose garden and the Natural History Museum. I’ve never been in LA.The photos of the flowers are beautiful.Congrats and I wosh to u and your family a great week.
    .-= Grace Olsson´s last blog ..Ljubljana at Flowers from Today =-.

  41. Grace Olsson says:

    I wish to u and your family

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