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    The best landscaped area in the park is....

    I'm a landscape designer and I absolutely love an expertly designed landscape and/or garden. I think Disney does a FANTASTIC job at designing and maintaining their gardens. Each area of the park has it's own unique design and it makes it hard to pick the best landscaped area of the park. With that being said, what do YOU think is the overall BEST landscaped area in Disneyland? Not only the nicest and best designed, but which fits it's area/theme the best?

    My favorite is NOS and most specifically the Haunted Mansion. The trees they have selected for around the mansion perfectly add to the hauntng feel of the attraction.

    I also like the big Mickey face at the entrance. I like how it is always so manicured and changes with the seasons.

    I'll even admit that I like the futuristic look of the many edible plants in Tomorrowland. Even though the area Is somewhat tired and uninspired, there has been some thought in the landscape design there to at least TRY to make it tomorrow-like.
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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Storybook Land of course! Disneyland landscaping in its highest art form.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    I'd say Storybook Land is up there but I also love the RoA because it feels like a real river when looking at the scenery
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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Not DL but I noticed the palm trees around ToT are not trimmed of the dead fronds adding to the look of a run-down old property. Also the grasses and other plantings around the outside look somewhat overgrown and unkempt. It's a subtle but effective use of just the right plants to keep in the spirit of the attraction.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
    Not DL but I noticed the palm trees around ToT are not trimmed of the dead fronds adding to the look of a run-down old property. Also the grasses and other plantings around the outside look somewhat overgrown and unkempt. It's a subtle but effective use of just the right plants to keep in the spirit of the attraction.
    I agree about TOT. Good eye!

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    ^^huh, i never thought about that.
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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    I like the hub area.
    I like the front enterance (prior to going under the tunnel)
    and then NOS and the ROA.
    Around Big Thunder (towards the ranch) is nice too.
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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Definitely Storybookland Canal Boats.

    But that comment about TOT is very true, you would think that entire garden area went unkept for 50 years. Dead palms, overgrown vines all over the queue, etc...



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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    I was going to say Storybookland but it seems to be a runaway. The area that I love and is underated is the exit area by the NOS train station. The flowers are always stunning there.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    I love at all. The truly remarkable landscapes are Storybook Land, Town Square, Frontierland, Adventureland, and the Small World topiaries.

    I really love it all though! I want to be a landscape architect and I was inspired by the landscapes at the parks.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    For me it would be this order:
    RoA
    Jungle Cruise
    Critter Country
    Waterfall next to the Grizzly Rapids just after Sun Plaza
    and Golden State.

    I love camping, and nature overall so I'm naturally attracted to that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
    Not DL but I noticed the palm trees around ToT are not trimmed of the dead fronds adding to the look of a run-down old property. Also the grasses and other plantings around the outside look somewhat overgrown and unkempt. It's a subtle but effective use of just the right plants to keep in the spirit of the attraction.
    Good post on an above-average thread!

    I like all the green in Critter Country.

    I'll dissent on Storybook. Yes, it's impressive, and it's great that they are now promoting drought-resistant vegetation, but I think they could find native plants that are more colorful.

    Tomorrowland could use more plant life; start by replacing the unpopular rock formations at the entrance of Tomorrowland.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Had you asked me a couple years ago, Storybook Land would have won hands down. But then a new "night-scape" was created. Pixie Hollow at night is simply the most beautiful area of any theme park I've ever been in... especially during the shows. Although the actual trees and landscaping only account for part of it because the technology is such a large factor, it still wins in my book. Because if you can't see the landscaping at night because it's too dark, then is it really there?
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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    How come no mention of IJA yet? I always thought it was awesome, with the 1930s outpost and the atmosphere of a South American rainforest, not to mention the Temple of the Forbidden Eye and the Jungle Cruise river to the right.

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    Re: The best landscaped area in the park is....

    Are you guys kidding? Jungle Cruise? Rivers of America? Those are landscaped based on, lets get as much plant-life in as possible. I doubt much thought went into what plants they used and what regions of the world they are from.

    The best landscaped area in the park is Haunted Mansion. Hand's down. The look of the plant's themselves is iconic to the ride.


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