Stream, Pond & Observatory

California State University, Northridge’s Orange Grove consists of a lot more than just orange trees. There’s the Orange Grove Bistro, a fine place to sit and enjoy lunch. The Orange Grove Botanical Pond is a great place to take an afternoon stroll. The Orange Grove Botanical Pond is located in the southeast corner of the university among more than 400 orange trees. The site is modeled after a California seasonal wetland.

The welcoming retreat features a beautiful walkway, a 270-foot meandering stream, a natural spring well, dozens of red-eared slider turtles, koi and goldfish. There are a variety of colorful flowers including water lilies and water hyacinths.