Gardens in Temecula Valley burst with color every spring through summer, inviting travelers to embark on a sensory journey. Whether you choose to meander along winding pathways, take in panoramic views, or simply savor a glass of wine amidst nature's splendor, one thing is certain – the gardens provide a peaceful oasis. Some of these gardens are floral while others supply produce for the chefs at their adjacent restaurants. All the gardens are free and open to the public! 

Chef Gardens: A Culinary Delight 

Chef gardens can be found at Temecula Creek Inn, Thornton Winery, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, and Ponte Winery. Visitors are welcome to see where the chefs source their ingredients for their winery restaurants. These gardens not only provide fresh produce but also offer a unique glimpse into the farm-to-table process. 

Wine Country Floral Gardens: A Visual Feast 

Wine Country floral gardens not to miss include:  

Each of these locations boasts stunning floral displays that enhance the already picturesque vineyard landscapes. 

Tranquil Retreats in Town 

Around town, there are tranquil gardens for strolling and resting at the Temecula Duck Pond and Rose Haven Heritage Garden.  

Temecula Duck Pond: The Friendship Garden at the Duck Pond honors the traditions and beauty of Temecula’s sister city Daisen-Nakayama in Japan with a red torii gate, small arch bridge, flowering cherry blossom trees, Japanese pine trees, and statues of kitsune guardian foxes. You can also find ducklings, turtles, and sculptures in this park.  

Rose Haven Heritage Garden: The 3.4 acres are fragranced by approximately 2,000 roses: hybrid teas, floribundas, climbers, and mini-roses. In addition, there are many succulents and xeriscape plant sections. The garden is also a Certified Wildlife Habitat. After 33 years, this garden still flourishes with continued additions that enhance the visitor experience, including a Tree of Life fruit and vegetable garden at the top of the hill for demonstrations and educational programs. The garden is maintained by the Temecula Valley Rose Society and though free to visit, donations are appreciated. Enjoy the serenity!