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Explore the Secrets of the Sewage Garden

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Explore the Secrets of the Sewage Garden

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Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 30 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
giving back

Explore the Secrets of the Sewage Garden

giving back

Explore the Secrets of the Sewage Garden

13 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 30 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On our private tour of the treatment facility, the knowledgeable Michael Ruiz, Chief Plant Operator of the Donald C. Tillman (DCT) Water Reclamation Plant, will show us the plant's processes. Then, we'll go out into the field to see these processes in action, including a trip through the underground pipe galleys. Afterwards, we'll embark on an exclusive guided tour through much of the 6.5-acre garden designed by world-famous designer Dr. Koichi Kawara. We will witness the 2.75-acre lake that is filled with the plant's treated water and learn about many of the very intentional designs and aspects of the garden from the very knowledgable Japanese Garden board member Michael Fritzen.

Your host

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Benjamin

Hi. I'm Ben, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I am someone always seeking out strange, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and under-the-radar venues and locations in and around Los Angeles. I am fascinated with the intricate systems in place in our city and learning about how they work and then sharing that knowledge. As a seeker of serene, peaceful settings, I am also very intrigued with Japanese gardens and the history and intention behind the way in which they are meticulously constructed. We will be joined by Michael Ruiz, Chief Plant Operator of the Donald C. Tillman (DCT) Water Reclamation Plant, as well as Japanese Garden board member Michael Fritzen, whose credits include work with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Zoo, Autry Museum, and The Huntington.

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This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

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What's included

Drinks
There will be filtered drinking water available.

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Where you'll be

This event will take place at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and attached Japanese garden. We will begin with a full tour of the plant, including journeying through several of the underground pipe galleys. Then we will make our way through the Japanese garden.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 30 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable clothing and shoes

More tips

This tour will include at least 90 minutes of walking, so please make sure that you can handle standing/walking for that long. There will be a couple places to lean/sit for a moment along the way. There are some stairs up and down to access the underground pipe galleys.

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Explore the Secrets of the Sewage Garden
13 reviews
From €29/person
13 reviews
From €29/person