Sherman Library & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • pldj m
    186 contributions
    Have everything but big trees
    It's not too big garden, but you can enjoy walk around inside for two hours. Maintenance is good, so clean so beautiful. Organize so well in each space, no waste. Parking is free, admission is $5. They do have a restaurant inside.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Sandee V
    11 contributions
    Slice of Heaven!
    This is a beautiful little gem that consistently pleases! I've visited over the years and it continually improves with regards to programs and guest artists. Their events/classes are varied and offer something for everyone. Props to their staff and board, it's very evident that a lot of love, talent, and expertise go into the operation of this garden If you're in Orange County, don't miss the opportunity to carve out a bit of time to visit!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 9, 2023
  • SteveLicata
    Monrovia, California296 contributions
    A great aosis and deifnitely worth visting whenver passig through town
    This is a small wonderful oasis of Nature right in the heart of the city, with a very affordable entrance fee. The tropical greenhouse and natuve plants are are impressive as are the very knowledagble docents. We also enjoyed the exhibits about the former owners of this property and how they helped develop the local artists scene.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
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MeganTobin
6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We visited in June 2021 for a family wedding (I was a bridesmaid for my brother) with young children and we had a fantastic time! The venue is beautiful and perfect for photos. The sound system needs some work for the ceremony + microphone for the officiate. Staff were very pleasant to work with. After the gardens closed to the public, my three young kids enjoyed running through the gardens, never being reprimanded by anyone. During the reception, we felt very welcome by all, especially the bartender. What a great experience and I hope this review helps!
Written June 14, 2021
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Sandee V
11 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful little gem that consistently pleases! I've visited over the years and it continually improves with regards to programs and guest artists. Their events/classes are varied and offer something for everyone. Props to their staff and board, it's very evident that a lot of love, talent, and expertise go into the operation of this garden If you're in Orange County, don't miss the opportunity to carve out a bit of time to visit!
Written June 9, 2023
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SteveLicata
Monrovia, CA296 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a small wonderful oasis of Nature right in the heart of the city, with a very affordable entrance fee. The tropical greenhouse and natuve plants are are impressive as are the very knowledagble docents. We also enjoyed the exhibits about the former owners of this property and how they helped develop the local artists scene.
Written August 1, 2023
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evelyn c
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
A friend told us about this garden and we absolutely loved it. Small, compact with a well designed display of California plants. Easy to navigate with volunteer docents who are knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. It is not to be missed.
Written January 10, 2023
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Becky L
Sullivan, IL214 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a beautiful place that is fairly handicapped accessible. The volunteer at the entrance was kind and took our photo. The flowers are exquisite, and the path was pretty good for a wheelchair (although I was using it like a walker while we were there). The only reason I am not rating it excellent, is that the person at the front gate would not allow us into the gift shop. The entrance at the back had steps, and I needed to use an accessible one - by the entrance. The person said they were closing in 10 minutes and would not let us in the gift shop. I understand wanting to go home on time, and we would have watched our time. However, being denied access was upsetting. I hope they work on this. I wanted to buy the cookbook written by their volunteers, but it was not meant to be.
Written March 17, 2022
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Robin Ray Writer
Stanton, CA56 contributions
Oct 2020
We we taking a drive in Corona Del Mar and we parked next to this Library. Out of curiosity we walked to the front to go in and saw some beautiful plants. I was hooked I wanted to see more . so we paid the 5 dollars they wanted as a donation. It was really worth it, like a museum of plants. So nicely cared for and nicely displayed. They even have some carnivorous plants inside.
Written June 11, 2021
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So_Cal_Illini_81
Pasadena, CA304 contributions
Jan 2020
It’s a pretty small garden. If you walk slow you can see everything in 30-40 minutes. We enjoyed waking through. It still had the Christmas decorations up and my wife loved the swing. It’s only $5 each and us worth a stop.
Written January 19, 2020
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Diane W
Mission Viejo, CA17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We visited Sherman Gardens yesterday to take friends visiting from out of town and celebrate a birthday . Firstly we toured the gardens that were gorgeous and loved all the interesting photo spots . lunch at Cultivar was exceptional , all 5 of us had different dishes and every one looked and tasted delicious . Chef Jessica came out and chatted to us and was an absolute delight Can’t wait to go back and sample another of her beautiful creations !
Written August 23, 2021
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walshmkc
Chicago, IL14 contributions
Jun 2021
I traveled across the country to be in a wedding at this venue and would do it again in a heartbeat. All of the guests commented that it was the best wedding anyone had ever attended. Not only was the setting stunning, but the staff –- both those who helped behind the scenes and those all the guests interacted with -- were cool, calm, and collected and so very kind and helpful to the bride and groom to pull off their wedding. We were able to wander the grounds before and after the ceremony and I loved how we kept stumbling upon little hidden gems. The size of the grounds is deceiving from the street. Definitely worth making the trip, whether you are driving through Corona del Mar, or looking for the most unforgettable venue to exchange wedding vows.
Written June 15, 2021
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ChrisBlank_FNS
Costa Mesa, California, United States66 contributions
Sep 2021
Top to bottom, Sherman Library & Gardens delivered for our wedding. Fantastic service, great food, helpful with set-up and breakdown. One of the prettiest locations in Southern California. Feels very private and removed from the hubbub.
Written September 28, 2021
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