Garden tours at the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site are set for Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. The historic site boasts many unique plants and features. Some trees date back to the 1840s, when John Temple, owner of the 27,000-acre rancho from 1844 to 1866, started the garden.
Visitors can enjoy the gardens on their own during public hours, or learn more about the gardens’ history and botany with a docent-led tour on the first Sunday of every month at 2:30 p.m.
The tour is free, but reservations are requested. Call 562-570-1755. After visiting the gardens, visitors can enjoy a free docent-led tour of the adobe house and browse through the museum gift shop.
The Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virginia Road, one block west of Long Beach Boulevard at San Antonio Drive.