Galavanting Around Greystone

Greystone Mansion was built in 1927 by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny. The City of Beverly Hills later purchased the property and formally dedicated the entire 18.3 acres as a public park in 1971. It is set back in one of the most elegant neighborhoods in America.

I almost enjoyed the drive to Greystone Mansion & Park as much as the actual attraction. The ride along Loma Vista Drive is absolutely stunning. You’ll see gorgeous homes with well-manicured landscaping and five Mercedes parked out front with an employee washing them all. In Houston, they tend to hide all the mansions behind tall brick walls and thick trees, so this was a treat for me!

DSC_0060Parking is at the top of the hill, and you walk down the stairs, past the lush gardens and sparkling ponds to get to the mansion. I was there at the same time as a children’s theatre camp, so there were kids running all over the place! It was nice to see it so maintained and lively after all these years.

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DSC_0084DSC_0103 DSC_0109 DSC_0115 DSC_0120It’s really the gardens that make the place so spectacular. My driver from the Beverly Hills Hotel said he actually stops here most mornings and enjoys his coffee in the gardens. How fabulous! It would also be the perfect place for a picnic. Maybe next trip!



P.S. – If you want to see how gorgeous a wedding at Greystone Mansion can be, click {here} to see this Style Me Pretty wedding!


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