Casa Romantica’s 2.5 acres of coastal gardens are an oasis of beauty and tranquility year-round. The landscape has evolved from Ole Hanson’s first plantings to incorporate extensive water-wise and native plantings which reflect the unique California coastal environment. More than 30 gardens exist today, each with unique horticultural features and appeal.

Signature gardens include a Courtyard garden; a Butterfly Garden which is a designated Monarch Butterfly Way Station; Cactus & Succulent Gardens, Native American Gardens which contain plants used by the native Acjachmen Indians; a Children’s Garden, an Herb Garden; the Story Circle, a vista designed to take advantage of stunning views; the Bluff Top Gardens, with its yucca plant which was planted here by Ole Hanson in 1927; the Native Bowl, with steps leading to the spectacular view location of Serenity Point; and the Woodland Garden, which frames the far side of the property with rare Monterey First.

In 2017, Casa Romantica commissioned The Beauty of the Butterfly, a sculpture created by internationally-recognized artist Matthew Placzek. The sculpture is located in the Native Bowl Garden.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Published in Casa Gardens
Autumn is the season for many plants to lose their color and hibernate — but not in Southern California! Some flowers bloom cheerfully as soon as the days grow short.

Gallery Of Our Gardens

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is proud to be a part of the American Public Garden Association, the American Horticultural Society, and the National Association of Reciprocal Museums.


Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the historic home of the founder of the city of San Clemente. Casa Romantica provides programs for all ages in arts, music, history, horticulture, and literature and is a premier Southern California cultural center.

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Monday — Closed
Tuesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday — 11 am – 4 pm
Friday — 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday — 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday — 10 am – 2 pm

Casa Romantica is closed on President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are also closed on these special dates:
Saturday, May 5
Wednesday, July 4
Sunday, September 9
Tuesday, September 18 - Sunday, September 23
Saturday, December 1


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