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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626-405-2100
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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
Activities: Walking
Description: A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...
A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens. The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.
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Botantist's Day Dream

Exquisite Landscaping, Art, and High Tea! Lovely grounds. Marvelous Gift Shop! Best visited during the week to beat the weekend crowds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Monrovia, California
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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Exquisite Landscaping, Art, and High Tea! Lovely grounds. Marvelous Gift Shop! Best visited during the week to beat the weekend crowds.

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Pasadena CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

An incredible garden and library to visit. beautifully landscaped gardens from all different lands, plus art and cultural exhibits on nature and science.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The grounds are very vast, so someone can make a good half day out of it. Personally, i loved Japanese garden and chinese gardens, as they are incorporated with water features (i.e. ponds). There are art collections that you can stroll through if that intrigues your interests. Note: Admission fee is a bit high ($25/adult during weekend) for a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have a membership to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. It is overall, outstanding. I am going to comment on the gardens in this review. In this season I frequent the gardens because I bring my toddler granddaughter and she particularly loves the Japanese Garden with the Koi fish and turtles. It is a very refreshing and lovely garden,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

One entire day is not sufficient to truly discover or experience this place which not only is a museum and and art gallery and a series of gargantuan gardens and an arboretum....and its still big enough to lose oneself in solitude if desired- beautiful!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino CA, near LA and Pasadena has acres of exotic trees and other plants. There is plenty of free parking on a lot. There are several specialized gardens – a Desert Garden (my favorite), Australian Garden, Jungle Garden, Palm Garden, Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden, even a Shakespeare Garden. One can... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I spent approximately 3 hours here and could only see part of it. Wonderful exhibits in the library and the art collections, with beautiful architectural features and elegant outdoor rooms. Still, I was most enchanted by the gardens, which blended from one type to another. All were beautiful but I will need more time for these on a next visit,... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a beautiful, beautiful place. The Huntington is perfect for a day trip, strolling among its various gardens. It's relatively peaceful, and definitely suitable for all ages. Plan to spend at least a few hours taking in the beautiful landscaping. I highly recommend it!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Huntington Library is a spectacular living masterpiece not to be missed. Walking through the Japanese Garden was like a visit to Kyoto. Spend half a day to see the grounds, view the European and American art collections and you will leave inspired.

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Duarte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Huntington Gardens are absolutely amazing. Beautiful acres and acres of flowers, trees, plants all in the middle of the Beautiful city of San Marino. Great place to take the kids

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