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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625
Phone Number: 949 673 2261
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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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I love this little patch a paradise in Corona Del Mar!

This tiny oasis has it all from a indoor/outdoor restaurant, greenhouses, hanging baskets, cactus garden, seasonal flowers and all of it groomed to the max.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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phoenix
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421 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny oasis has it all from a indoor/outdoor restaurant, greenhouses, hanging baskets, cactus garden, seasonal flowers and all of it groomed to the max.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sherman gardens is well known to locals. Not so much for visitors but it's an amazing small urban garden, with shade houses and a great meditate tandem plant collection. Their bookstore is very good, and the cafe is relaxing next to the garden and serves a nice lunch . A quiet hidden gem in plain view

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Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hidden garden on PCH in Corona del Mar serves cafe lunch in a beautiful setting - a very pleasant surprise.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This lovely little garden pleases at every turn and every time of year. For the succulent and cactus lover, however, it absolutely can't be beat. Designed and maintained by Matt Maggio, it is an eye-popping jewel.

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PVE CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We stopped at this gem and toured the gardens, decorated for Christmas. Succulents, tropical, native plants and others. Water pools add to the ambiance. It was well worth the time to see. Peaceful and beautiful. And easily accessible, on Pacific Coast Highway.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fascinating menu and beautifully served. Reminded us of Nouvelle Cuisine, but more inventive. Starters (for 2) of fine liver pate with toasted brioche; gravlax, halved fennel & watercress. Mains (entrees) for 3 - crab soufflee; roast chicken with tiny cooked veg; thick sliced beef in bourguinon gravy & veg. Scrumptious desserts x 2 of lavender brulee, and fascinating "apple pie"... More 

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San Clemente California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Cozy small gardens to tour. Right smack in the middle of Corona del Mar and a nice little side thing to see while there. Not fancy but a very nice location with both indoor and outdoor gardens. Check it out.

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is an outstanding garden that is rewarding to meander around, have lunch or hold a wedding. It is small, but has a great variety. Beyond the well maintained gardens is a bonus of the historical library and a gift shop. This is the first place that we bring our visitors to... Then down to the beach.

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Had a tour of this place and was impressed with the varieties. They use certain soil techniques to grow with that can regulate temp and moisture. Plenty of plants and trees to see. They also have a restaurant with a big garden for parties. The Library is unique as it contains a lot of items about the Pacific Southwest California.... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The gardens here are so lovely....take the time to relax and visit. If you have a chance to have lunch in their garden restaurant, you won't be disappointed!

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