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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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“koi pond”(12 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625
+1 949-673-2261
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is not so hidden gem. We went to an open house there a couple of weeks ago. Lots and lots of Orange County history preserved here. If you like looking at the county's storied past, this a place for you.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bob W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience! The botanical gardens surrounding the library is serene plus the sun room full of exotic plants!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FellowTraveler661281
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often go to botanical gardens when we travel and we’re delighted to find the Sherman Gardens. It’s right in the middle of Corona del Mar and has free parking. The gardens are beautiful with a large collection of flowering plants. There is also dining...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Backbay7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spectacular botanical treasure nestled and preserved in an urban environment. The grounds are immaculately maintained by a highly professional staff. We had a wonderful lunch in the restaurant, which is a popular venue for rental events (our hosts were married there). The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful garden. It will take you less than an hour to wander through leisurely. Everything is blooming and so artfully arranged. A great place for a change of pace. Trust me, you will love it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zhusker66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent some time wandering round in the rain. The succulents are stunning. We would have been there longer if it wasn't wet. I'll be back

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaphosPipster101
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Many years ago I did enjoy my visits to this place and the plants may have changed but the basic joy remains today. Don't forget your camera.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Whimsicalartist
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

A little piece of heaven in the middle of the city. Well maintained. Small but is so zen. It’s paradise. Well arranged. Simplicity of nature at its best. Staff so nice & welcoming.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janjust16
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

In town for the Surf City marathon. Unfortunately, the weather was not great so we packed our extra days with little excursions. The Sherman library is a darling spot. Gorgeous plantings, calming environment and relaxing, meandering paths and vistas. There was a bonsai show taking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Seacoast3
Reviewed January 28, 2019

So my wife and I have gone by the Sherman Library and Gardens several times. Every time we'd say to each other that we have to go. It is so nice! It doesn’t take very long, but it is beautiful, so worth the time. I’d...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary D
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are not overly large to begin with, so a popular event would probably be crowd limited. Call ahead is my advice. Another local attraction at that time of year is Roger's Gardens, a nearby nursery which goes all... More