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Sherman Library & Gardens

2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949 673 2261
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking paths, bubbling tile fountains and a library devoted to the study of the... more » Owner description: Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking paths, bubbling tile fountains and a library devoted to the study of the Pacific Southwest. « less
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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have liven in Orange County for longer than I would like to say, and this is a place I take out of twoners that never disappoints. If you are a garden or flower lover, this is the place for you. The floral scapes change with the seasons and are always beautiful. There is also a succulent area and the... More

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New York, NY
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15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The gardens are located on East coast highway in Corona a Del Mar and offer a nice place to visit horticulture displays of beautiful plants, flowers and trees, all attractively arranged. There is an audio guide for your cellphone which describes each of the plants and shrubbery as you stroll through different types of gardens. There is a koi fish... More

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San Francisco, California
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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have attended a handful of receptions at Sherman Gardens. For a facility that sits off a busy street, once you are beyond the entrance gate the outside noise seems to completely fade away. Perfect setting for a wedding reception!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you like different flora displays then this is worth a visit. The cactus garden was really original and great for ideas. The flower garden and pool garden were also good with artificial bird statues made from wood and concrete - another idea if your creative. The shop was well stocked with a variety of goods not just garden related.... More

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Callao, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Visiting from Virginia in January, we discovered this lovely, quiet, manicured garden in Corona del Mar, California, by chance and were delighted with our find. The beds in the garden by the café were alive with yellow and red poppies, giant primroses, foxgloves, and colorful anemones (which I've never seen in Virginia!). The flowering plants are changed frequently and all... More

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Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The gardens are beautiful. Best seen in springtime. I went at Christmas. It was pretty, but the colors of spring are more interesting.

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West Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The gardens are nice to walk around, especially liked the succulent garden, although the Library was shut when we were there. We had booked to have an afternoon tea and were so disappointed. The 'Devonshire clotted creme' tasted just like cream from a spray can, it certainly wasn't the traditional clotted cream. The strawberry jam was runny like a liquid,... More

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los angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place, very well kept. Small, so easy to fit in in a short period of time if you're looking for a break from driving the PCH. Restaurant had outstanding food and service.

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had gone to the Sherman Gardens once before a few year ago, so I knew a return trip was a must. It was even more beautiful than the last time I went, which I didn't think possible. The various gardens within the garden are so very well done and maintained. The rose garden has some of the biggest and... More

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Laguna Woods, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was the 3rd visit for me. It is a great little gem tucked away in Corona Del Mar. The gardens are well maintained and a perfect place to host a wedding or event --- which was about to go on the afternoon we attended. Wonderful rose garden, and tropical plants. It's a great place to go to get ideas... More

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