and Julie and others:
In addition to the Huntington Gardens, there is also Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Ca.
It is the largest memorial park in North America consisting of over 1400 acres with spectacular views of Los Angeles, as well as the San Gabriel Valley. The Pageant of Roses Garden takes up 3.5 acres and has over 600 varieties of roses. A definite "must see" when the roses are in bloom...and given our crazy weather lately, that could be at any time lol.