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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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An Oasis in CDM

Sherman Gardens is a peaceful oasis in increasingly busy Corona Del Mar. It's a lovely place to spend an hour looking at beautiful plans after a weekend lunch or breakfast. (Try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sherman Gardens is a peaceful oasis in increasingly busy Corona Del Mar. It's a lovely place to spend an hour looking at beautiful plans after a weekend lunch or breakfast. (Try nearby Cafe Zinc.)

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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

i grew up in CdM, but never visited Sherman Gardens until after I moved away. I'm sorry I didn't visit before as this place is beautiful, artistic and very serene! We had a friendly docent guide us through the gardens who explained the care that goes into maintaining the diverse sections (tropical section vs. desert section etc.) One of my... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For only $5 you can tour the beautiful flowers, plants, and trees at Sherman Gardens! The cactus garden is particularly stunning and they have a lovely collection of orchids that are rotated in as they bloom. There are friendly docents at the garden to show you around and teach you about the flowers and plants on display.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I went to see the this Library and Gardens on a recent trip to the Newport Beach area. We were simple captivated by the Gardens. We used our Cell phones for the self-guided tour and it was great. The landscaping of the Gardens was amazing. This is not a terribly large space; yet it contains a great... More 

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San Jose, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When we drove up to the Sherman Library and Gardens we really didn't know what to expect. It didn't look like much from the outside, although I loved the landscaping outside which made me quite hopeful. Then we entered the gardens. What a delight! There are different areas and all are spectacular, but our favorite was the succulent garden. I... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sherman Gardens, on Pacific Coast Highway, dates to 1966 and now has very well developed grounds that feature a marvelous variety of plants of the planet. Sections include a succulent garden with Euphorbias and Cacti, African aloes and monstrous uglies. The humid hothouse is a great place for exotic ferns, orchids, Zingiberaceae, and familiar house plants grown full size and... More 

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Chico, California
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41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I stopped by Sherman Gardens on a recent trip to Newport Beach, and it was so beautiful! It was surprising to find in the middle of a city, and was absolutely worth the $3 admission charge. They give you a map to follow and they also have a cell phone tour, where you call a number and... More 

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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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