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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone Number: 949 673 2261
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Description: Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking...
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.
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special experience for garden lovers

This is Corona del Mar's star attraction for people who love plants. It is small, but a complete botanical garden with all the growing conditions represented. The desert garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Corona del Mar, California
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Corona del Mar, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is Corona del Mar's star attraction for people who love plants. It is small, but a complete botanical garden with all the growing conditions represented. The desert garden area is especially well-done. Whoever laid it out is a genius. Whenever I have company from out of town, I always take them here for a delicious lunch, followed by a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have passed the Sherman Library and Gardens on the Pacific Coast Highway In Corona del Mar many times, not knowing what lay behind the adobe walls! On the advice of the concierge at our hotel, we decided to take a look and were very pleased we did! The gardens are small, but extremely varied and lovingly tended. We visited... More 

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a beautiful place to see, the grounds are gorgeous and the flowers are always so vibrant. We had tea at Café Jardin and it was good a little pricey so I wouldn't recommend eating there unless it's a special occasion. You can always go and enjoy the garden and eat somewhere else. The little shop has many interesting... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Sherman Library and Gardens. The gardens are absolutely beautiful. I was particularly impressed by the extraordinary succulent garden. They had a stunning Christmas tree set up as well. Well worth a visit.

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Newport Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The grounds of the Sherman Library are stunning. The library is huge within its scope of expertise, and the Cafe is wonderful. Not much for kids to do - the koi pond and the touch garden are fun - but this place will bring out the hidden gardener in everyone.

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Orange County, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Sherman Library & Gardens is minutes away from Fashion Island. Not only are the gardens a blissful retreat, but they house an enormous collection of information within the Library where one can find historic data related to Orange County, Los Angeles County and additional records of Southern California. The gardens are an easy access escape into a beautiful, well kept... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A bit of heaven nestled in and around an old Spanish Adobe, on the Pacific Coast Hwy. in beautiful, upscale Corona del Mar. Flowers, manicured outdoor gardens, indoor rainforest exotics and rare plants make for enchanting wandering to refresh the soul. Koi and turtle ponds interest children and adults alike. A very modest entrance charge offers quiet serenity amidst a... More 

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Redlands, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely botanical garden bursting with color! Meticulously groomed. For a plant lover, a real treat. Set in an old adobe, with a nice little gift shop, and a cafe (Cafe Jardin) that offers light fare for lunch only weekdays. A quiet refuge from the surrounding hustle and bustle. Convenient parking lot on side street off of Pacific Coast Highway.

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A real change of pace for a relaxing lunch. Take you time and enjoy the beautiful gardens after lunch.

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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165 reviews 165 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Gorgeous gardens, fun place--enchanting and a great way to spend an hour or so. Great little gift shop too.

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