OVERVIEW This is a free-standing 2 bedroom house built in the 60s and updated a few years ago. Hardwood floors throughout. The magic of the space comes in the garden. The original owner had an exotic plant nursery and planted many tropical trees and different varieties of cactus that have been growing there for over 30 years. The garden space looks unlike anything found in LA. 16'+ cactus mix with bougainvilleas and other flowering plants to create a one-of-a-kind space perfect for garden parties and outdoor events. Ideal use of space: This is the ideal place for a garden party. The yard is very large and unique with tons of cafe lights strung to provide mood lighting at night. The garden can easily seat 32 in the largest open space (4 tables of 8), but there are many other smaller spaces and two side yards where smaller tables could be placed to create a spread out feeling or entertain more guests. There is also an outdoor (vintage!) fireplace to provide a small amount of warmth and a large amount of atmosphere. The garden would also be wonderful for daytime events like workshops, goddess circles, and more. Different parts of the yard have shade throughout the day, so there's always a shady spot, but the main yard gets sunlight from around 11 am until 5 pm. Parking and additional info: The house itself is located at the end of a dead-end street. Parking may not be available right out front but will be available in the neighborhood (no permit required). It can be a little difficult to locate the house because the gate is partially hidden. When hosting events we will put up signage to help out, but providing clear instructions to guests will be key to helping them find it.
+ No cigarette smoking inside the house. + Space is residential so noise levels should be considered. + There is a cat that lives on premise, other animals only permitted with special permission. + Early arrivals (more than 15 minutes before booking is scheduled to start) and late departures (15 minutes after completion time) will be charged at normal booking fee, rounded to the nearest 30 mins + We will try to accommodate bookings that request times outside listed hours if possible, bookings requesting late night hours will be charged an additional $50 fee + Venue does not offer discounts or do trades, please don't request
PERFECTION...that is all I have to say!! Lyla's Cactus Sanctuary was more beautiful than on the photographs. This property has such a variety of greenery, I was initially overwhelmed with the vast array of options. Lyla is such a sweet person, she even let us have a bag of soil. I would highly recommend this garden!!
Both Lyla and her garden are a treasure: She's so helpful and kind. You'll be surrounded by great energy (and a super clean place for changes/H&M) and that always make for great pics. Pro tip: Be sure you use the PDF for directions and NOT ANY GPS. Maps/Waze/Google, don't even think about it, you'll never get where you need to be, just follow her instructions.
I booked this space for a photoshoot - it is truly magical, and Lyla is a wonderful host. She made me and my photographer feel welcome from the moment we arrived, eagerly gave us a tour of the space, and even offered us the use of her personal robe and blanket to use in our photos. I am grateful to Lyla for being so friendly and accommodating!
This space is even more beautiful in person! Magical ambiance for evening events. Lyla is a kind and easy-going host. I would definitely book this space again. Thank you again!
Lyla was an amazing host. Super responsive with a lot of detail both before the event and during. She let us use her Sonos sound system, her spotlights for our photo op area, her kitchen utensils. The space was great - clean and presentable both inside and outside. It was a lovely setting for our friend's 40th birthday party.