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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: San Marino, CA
Phone Number: 6264052142
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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This is definitely the best desert garden!

It has an amazing variety of collections. Beautiful settings and well designed desert garden. Even in December, you still can find many are flowering! In contracts of monster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Port Dover
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It has an amazing variety of collections. Beautiful settings and well designed desert garden. Even in December, you still can find many are flowering! In contracts of monster sized cacti, there are also many tiny varieties on ground. Grouped by different colored succulents, it makes a beautiful picture everywhere. Nice to walk through, great photo taken opportunities. Amazing garden indeed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite area at the Huntington. This garden was planted originally over 100 years ago. It has been beautifully maintained and enhanced over all of those years. The plants, cacti and succulents are amazing. You will want to photograph all of them but there are thousands of specimens. Don't miss this wonderful garden if you visit the Huntington.

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Thank Jill B
Fremont, California
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3,549 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The most significant thing to me about the cactus gardens at Huntington Library is the amazing work the "founders" put into making this amazingly stunningly beautiful cactus gardens at the Huntington Library. Henry Huntington and his wife with their gardeners put in this amazing desert area at the Huntington estate. The garden has delighted many for a century. The amount... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Huntington Library has several types of gardens - Chinese, Japanese, Desert, Rose Garden and even a hot house. I cannot say which one is the best because everyone is the best of it's kind.

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Thank Maria A
Los Angeles
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

There are extensive cacti and other succulents in the Desert Garden. Most of them I have never seen before. They are arranged very nicely, you may many types planted together to become a beautiful photo opportunity.

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Thank RChangla
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Cactus that amaze you and just go on and on. Do not forget to look up the size of these make you wonder how much care goes into this place.

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Thank John M
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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