We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626-405-2100
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$70*
and up
98%
Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in San Marino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

537 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    467
    62
    5
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Most beautiful gardens in all of California. Wonderful art also in some of the attached buildings. Only thing is, I wish there was a great restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful garden & wonderful collection of art .. Highly recommend to everyone to come and see ... You got to see it your self .....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So - we had me, my wife, and 2 children to entertain (11 and 13). It might just be my children - but 'a trip to a gardens' met with some scepticism being of the real rather than virtual type of interaction. The hours drive to pasadena and the refusal to allow picnics in also deepened my sense of day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is much to see in the Huntington (much more than you can see in one day), but this review only addresses the Japanese Garden there. The garden goes back to 1912, and was a Meiji Period garden. This is one of the oldest public Japanese gardens in North America. It was renovated in 2011/2012 and was improved somewhat, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is so cool! and big! I went on a Saturday and there were quite a lot of people. I was surprised at how big it is. like 200+ acres? Unfortunately not all the flowers are blooming yet, give it a couple more weeks i guess. Got in with the student discount! Just flash them your id! First i... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Huntington Library and Gardens is a beautiful location. It is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy the beauty around them. I have visited many times over the years and see something new every time! It is a MUST see!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in Pasadena for over twenty years and have visited the Huntington a few times. As a member it is always pleasant to spend one's day and have tea at the Rose Tea room. Even for those like my friend who visited for the first time, it was a beautiful place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

there are good museums, gardens, and the desert garden is my favorite place. We had lunch in Chinese garden, the food is fine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I lived in southern California for 10 year; 5 years in Pasadena. I was a member of the Huntington & it was a great museum to bring friends to, visit, simply walk around. The rose gardens are wonderful & they had a summer concert (picnic on the lawn) series that was great. It's something that you can go to and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, CA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Huntington is worth visiting for the gardens alone, but there is so much more to see! The art collection includes several original Gainsborough paintings, priceless tapestries, silver, porcelain, and other objects galore. There is a Japanese tea garden, a Chinese garden, an Australian garden, and even a lily pond. The library itself includes some original manuscripts by Mark Twain,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens also viewed

 

Been to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing