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Sherman Library & Gardens

Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone Number: 949 673 2261
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking paths, bubbling tile...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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37 reviews 37 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Spending time in the Fatdens of Sherman Library and Gardens is to know true bliss. Peaceful vistas, intimate gardens, playful wildlife all combine to make a wonderful visit. Luncheon is served Monday through Friday in the Central Patio, and the Crepary Cafe is open weekends in the Tea Garden Patio. Totally delightful eating experience at both locations. Definitely recommend a... More 

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Fontana, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The garden is somewhat small, but beautiful. There is a lot to see and take in here. Take your time and stroll through the grounds. We enjoyed the pond where a bunch of turtles were sunning themselves on a log. We also liked the cactus garden with all of the beautiful landscaping and colors. The tropical room was humid but... More 

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