The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is tucked away in the Southeast corner of the UCLA campus - an oasis of shaded ponds nestled between Sunset and Wilshire boulevards in Los Angeles.
The grounds are a collection of globally-themed living dioramas -- ranging from Australian and African to Prehistoric recreations.
Hiking on Griffith Park's dusty trails and ridges offers a variety of urban and wildlife scenery settings.
Styled after 18th and 19th century Japanese "stroll gardens", the grounds were completed in 1993.
Nestled in the Malibu Hills, the museum displays Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities surrounded by a koi pond, herb garden and grape trellises.
Photos from a short fishing trip to June Lake, California.