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California Botanic Garden, Santa Monica Mountains, Photographs of
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Photographs of the California Botanic Garden, which operated 1928-1935 in Mandeville Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County.
The California Botanic Garden was an 800-acre botanical garden and plant laboratory established in 1928 in the Mandeville Canyon area in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County. The garden was founded by businessman and naturalist H. C. Oakley, who along with partners, established a non-profit foundation to purchase the land. Elemer D. Merrill, the University of California dean of the College of Agriculture, served as director and president of the foundation. Facing financial setbacks after the crash of 1929, the garden closed in 1935. Much of the property would later become part of the city of Brentwood and be developed for real estate.
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