Museums >The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA | Directions 9110834.129462 -118.109872
Neighborhoods: San Gabriel
A Diverse & Beautiful Set of Gardens – I am in love with all 150 acres of the Huntington gardens! The cactus garden is huge, and is the best I've ever seen. I'm also a big fan of their Japanese, Herb, Shakespeare, and Jungle gardens. If you have young kids, the Childrens' garden is a must see! The Huntington recently completed a glass-enclosed Conservatory, designed as a hands-on educational environment for middle schoolers, but a fascinating space for adults as well! Exhibits include microscopes with which you can observe stamens & stomates & algae & more, a tropical rainforest, a cloud forest (with LOTS of epiphytes), and carnivorous plants in a bog setting. A Chinese garden is currently under construction.
Loved It – The Huntington Library is one of my most favourite museums. I especially love the extensive gardens and library.
Something for Everyone – Great art, beautiful gardens, traditional tea room, great for whole family. It's the place I 'run off to' most often -- either by myself, with family, or with friends. On the "Free" day (first Thursday of the month), I've even had business meetings out on one of the lawns.
Beautiful! – My favorite place to bring friends, especially, the ladies! It is a magnificent place to walk and converse with a friend or family, while at the same time admire the variety of theme gardens. It's a great place to get out of the city, so to speak. I like to go on weekdays as to avoid the crowd during the weekends. If you do go on the weekends get there when it opens, because the crowd will pick up.
Beautiful afternoon – The grounds are gorgeous, and they have a large collection of artwork (especially British). The Blue Boy is here, as well as work by Turner. The Japanes garden is not to be missed, be sure to bring your camera. No food or drink allowed, so don't plan on a picnic. Wear comfortable shoes, there's a lot of walking.
Nice – There are gardens, and art gallery all in one place. It's very entertaining for my friends from another country.
Heaving Garden – This is a good place to visit during summer, the Gardens are incredible and the Museum is also really nice.
Pasadena's Haven – This landscape of endless lawns with areas dedicated to a variation of flowers is absolutely thee spot. I frequently visit to walk the grounds, relax, and lose myself in the beauty. The lawns are so green it makes your eyes and senses appreciate your God given capabilities to appreciate nature. Go here to decompress and get ZEN.
absolutely beautiful – What a great place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. The Huntington library has various gardens ranging from rose, tropical, austrailian to desert. They have a restaurant and tea house. My favorite is the tea house but make reservations. It's about a month wait for a weekend tea resevation. They serve an all you can enjoy buffet of petite sandwichs and pastries. A true San Gabrial Valley jewel.
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