Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%History Buffs
- 95%Family Travelers
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Local Culture
- 62%Green Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (68)
- Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical GardensFeb 21, 2014
This is an amazing garden that you can spend the whole day to enjoy. It is FREE every first thursday if you reserve a spot. Call about 1 month ahead and they will give a ticket to you. Otherwise it is only $10/person.
- Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical GardensNov 18, 2012
I see beauty and I like it.
I've always wanted to visit the Huntington Library and finally came with a group of friends. I was able to get a student discount and only had to pay $10 to come in. We ventured off ...
...into the Huntington Library and explored the many manuscripts, paintings, and the natural science section with pretty lighting room.
-Next we journeyed into the North Vista/Camellias (outdoor sculptures) with a huge water fountain. I think they might hold weddings there (expensive ones). SUPER LIKE!
-The Children's Garden was calling us next and this garden was the cutest thing ever: mini hooded trails with vines, fountains that squirt out water, tunnels, and miniature wired cottages with tables and chairs. SUPER FUN!
-The Conservatory, aka, the green house held the famous Stinky aka Corpse flower. It's suppose to smell like a corpse. It's quite huge but wasn't in bloom. But I did get to play with different contraptions and make leaves fly up.
-Then came up the Chinese Garden, where I was able to visit the Pavilion of Three Friends, and walk over the pretty white bridge. A cafe was in the middle of the Chinese Garden too. SUPER LIKE!
-And next to the Chinese Garden was the Japanese Garden. I felt like I was really in Japan.. the landscaping, the bridges, the zen garden, the bonsai area, and bamboo tree areas. SUPER LIKE!
-The Australian Garden came up, and I felt like I was in the desert: hot, lots of land.. and not that interesting.
But lunch came when we arrived at the beautiful Rose Garden and Herb Garden. GORGEOUS I say! The Tea Room was small, but so cute and I enjoyed my buffet of tea, sandwiches and mini desserts, which included scones :)
The last part of our day ended with the Subtropical and Jungle Gardens that made you feel like you were in Hawaii. But then came up the Lily Pond where I witnessed a mama duck lead her 9 ducklings to the pond. SUPER CUTE! And the Desert Garden wasn't that bad! Lizards and neat cacti. My favorite were the big, plump, cylinder, round ones. They looked so cute that I almost touched them. And finally, we ended up at the European Art Exhibit (I think it was that one!) We had too much fun imitating art, or may I say, making our own art.
- Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical GardensMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
Great for a date, a day out, or even a reunion or birthday party, these gorgeous gardens are well worth a stroll. Add something even more special to your day and book a reservation for English-style tea, with finger sandwiches, drinks, and gorgeous china.
- Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens