It's a long way from Santa Ana, but if you're going to be up this way, it's worth a stop. I think it is less than 10 miles from the 101 Shoup or Valley Circle exit or the 118 Topanga exit. (There's a place with good prices on pottery on Canoga Avenue.)
Well, we've driven some distance for a good garden... like Quail Gardens, Descanso, Huntington... Will keep the reference and see if I can't come up with a reason to drive that way! Will touch bases with you before we head out, get specifics on the pottery place.