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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625
Phone Number: 949 673 2261
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Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking...

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.

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Lovely place to send an afternoon

Came here during free mondays, and got to check out the grounds. It was such a cute and peaceful place full of plant life and vitality. The gardens are super pretty and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Iris W
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here during free mondays, and got to check out the grounds. It was such a cute and peaceful place full of plant life and vitality. The gardens are super pretty and well maintained. There's a cafe inside the gardens as well as a small gift shop.

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1 Thank Iris W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visited the small garden to just enjoy our day without stress and knowing that there is a small restaurant inside. It was a perfect day date. Walking, picture taking, nature and then some food afterwards. Alfresco lunch while also looking over the garden and people watching while waiting for a food.Will come back again for one of those decompress day.

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2 Thank Cristina J
Corona del Mar, CA
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful oasis in the heart of old Cirona del Mar. Beautiful setting and lovely and tranquil but rather pricy restaurant. Cute gift shop and gardens are definitely worth the trip.

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

a welcoming respite from noisy pacific coast highway and the ever crowded Newport beach city. The gardens are breathtaking and the food very pleasant and reasonable.

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2 Thank christine a
Dana Point, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Charming and beautiful gardens in a beautiful setting with an amazing little restaurant by Pascal with amazing french food. Beautiful for lunch, brunch or just to wander around the gardens. Easy to see everything in an hour or so. Lovely location for showers, weddings, anniversaries and other parties. Relaxing and charming setting. I love going there.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I brought our 9 month old here and he loved looking at the fountains and all the flowers. It's a really lovely and tranquil place.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

For those that like tucked away gardens and great food, this would be the perfect place for an afternoon to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoyable food in a unique setting, with lots to see before, during and after dining. Lunch is impeccable, service is attentive and the atmosphere is most enjoyable in a garden that changes seasonally.... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was our second visit to the gardens. It is a beautiful, well kept garden. We visit on Saturday so that we may also enjoy the crepe restaurant.

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Gourmet cafe and impeccable maintenance complement the lovely gardens. Beds are organized by climate-- dry desert to lush tropical. Diverse varieties of palms, ferns, fuschias and many more plant species call out for a lingering inspection. The pelican sculpture evokes a smile and the colorful koi invite contemplation. Special events in the garden attract regular visits from locals. 2015 featured... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Perfect location for a quiet respite strolling through the immaculate gardens. There is a cafe that serves fresh California produce with a French flair. Cafe Jardin is open from 11 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and they also serve Sunday brunch.

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