Mollifying Westside Stress at Mathias Botanical Garden in LA
Westwood is as bustling as the west side of L.A. gets. Real city buildings and serious enough suit-and-tie businesses can be a major buzz kill for those who can smell the salt water beckoning from the other side of the 405 freeway trench. The well-manicured trails that layer UCLA’s Mathias Botanical Garden are a pristine place to unload and unplug the weight of work. Over half a thousand shades of tropical and subtropical greenery were plucked from the world’s plant pockets. When the shores are too far, let the garden caress your stress.