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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: , San Marino, CA
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of...
Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.
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Beautiful place to visit even in the heat!

We arrived on a day with rolling blackouts so many of the buildings were closed for long periods of time. Received a reduced rate because of this and set off. Wonderful scenes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We arrived on a day with rolling blackouts so many of the buildings were closed for long periods of time. Received a reduced rate because of this and set off. Wonderful scenes with exotic flowers and trees but also plenty of seats to just relax and commune with nature when it got tiring. Loved the Japanese and Chinese gardens with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great selection of cacti and succulents. A must see when you visit the Huntington Library. The path is beautiful. It is the best garden in the whole of Huntington Library.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It's like walking though an underwater fantasy land. The succulents grow like spectacular mounds of coral. And when in bloom, should I say it seems like a psychedelic experience?

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A big garden with tons of species to see. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting the Huntington. It is lively and blooming this time of year. Clear paths, a lot of turns , I got somewhat lost but overall very nice garden. I enjoyed it.

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Palo Alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The variety of plants within this garden is amazing. The way the paths flow from one large bed to another is lovely -- definitely a highlight of the Huntington Gardens.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There are some amazing specimens in this collection. Unless you are a desert plant expert, you'll undoubtedly see plants you've never seen before. Many are in mass plantings that provide a field of color and texture. Bring a camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went to check this beautiful desert collection they got and it sure is nice to discover and see the big selection they got .. Must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you like gardens, you'll love this. I could spend all day walking the grounds. They do a spectacular job maintaining and planning the gardens. Different times of year boast different displays so it's worth going back MANY times.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As a gardener and garden writer, I travel the globe visiting gardens. The Huntington Desert Garden comprises the most spectacular display of cacti and succulents in 60 different beds that I’ve ever witnessed. With the lack of water a major issue for California gardeners, examining these 5000 species of drought resistant specimens is a lesson in water conservation combined with... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There are many other gardens to visit at The Huntington but make sure you don't miss the Desert Garden. Surprisingly compelling once you start to walk done one of the paths. The diversity of cacti and other succulents will keep you looking for more. If you are lucky enough to be there when the cacti are flowering you will be... More 

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