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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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Go for the Gardens- not the restaurant. The gift shop is fun, and the whole place is walkable in under an hour- good for the Senior Set, tho' some older paths, and some level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Corona del Mar, California
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Corona del Mar, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go for the Gardens- not the restaurant. The gift shop is fun, and the whole place is walkable in under an hour- good for the Senior Set, tho' some older paths, and some level changes..

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Palm Desert, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sherman Gardens is lovely. There are two parking lots. Since parking in CDM is almost impossible, the lots are tremendously helpful. The 2.5 acre space is divided into zones. The center court was filled with colorful dahlias. The tropic area was overrun with all types of blooming orchids. The turtle garden featured lovely flowers in an English country garden with... More 

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Yucaipa CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Sherman Gardens is the lovliest assortment of flowers, succulents, tropical plants and gorgeous flowers designed to bloom throughout the year that I've encountered. It showcases over 1200 plants, many of which I'd never seen! Their restaurant is open for lunch with an interesting though not inexpensive menu. Mondays are free to the public with a minimal $5 charge otherwise. There... More 

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Washington
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168 reviews 168 reviews
65 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I admit, tell me of a garden and I want to tour it, and photograph all the flowers and interesting plants. I have been in dozens of gardens in the last six months, across several continents, and this is unique in having many species with which I was unfamiliar. A gem! It is very, very inexpensive for what they offer,... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is a great place to take visitors. They have a beautiful garden and a gift shop. The admission is very reasonable and the gardens are kept up well.

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Yorba Linda, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went there as a family and both of my kids loved it. Many different flower, cactus and water fountain to entertain them. Well maintained. Looks like a hidden gem in Corona Delmar. Parking is available on the street and small parking lot across the garden. We didn't have a chance to visit the library but will definitely do that... More 

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Scotland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely garden, with stunning displays of different plants - succulents, cactus, roses, etc. There is a lovely tearoom and a gift shop with a wide range of garden themed items. You can visit shop without paying admission although $5 per adult was very reasonable.

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Orange County, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Additional Information about Sherman Library & Gardens

Address: Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone Number: 949 673 2261
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Corona del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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