A Tropical Paradise at Terranea Resort
This California resort favored by movie stars and movie studios is also a naturalist's Eden.
The landscape of the Terranea Resort is rich with exotic flora and fauna. Movie studios often gravitate to Terranea for its dramatic seaside setting. And celebrities from Mariah Carey to Goran Visnjic can be found dining or vacationing at the resort.
The Terranea resort outside Los Angeles.
Prickly Pear Blossom
The grounds of the Terranea Resort burst with native plant life.
The Bee Stays in the Picture
Lavatera is a drought-resistant shrub native to the Mediterranean.
Echeveria is often referred to as the green onion.
Goldenbush is a fast-growing, tough as nails native plant found on the grounds of California's Terranea Resort.
Agava are plentiful and here grow poolside at Terranea Resort.
Owlbert the owl is part of the bird abatement program at Terranea Resort outside L.A. and keeps pesky seagulls from bothering resort guests.
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's son Lloyd Wright's spectacular treehouse-evocative Wayfarers Chapel is a short walk or drive to Terranea Resort.
The view from Wayfarers Chapel.
Weddings are a huge part of Terranea Resort and a number of local florists provide arrangements for events.
A pavilion by the sea makes an atmospheric location for a wedding or a rehearsal dinner at Terranea.
A striking array of succulents provide dramatic decor at Terranea.
Answer Is Blowing in the Wind
Palm trees define the beautiful, exotic surroundings of California's Terranea Resort.
Grove of Succulents
Agave plants are plentiful on the grounds of Terranea Resort.
Potted succulents make simple, no-fuss tabletop arrangements.
A basic terra cotta pot and a beautiful pink-tipped echeveria are all you need for a striking centerpiece.
This striking red succulent is a great contrast with its terra cotta container.