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Address: Arlington Drive and S Pasadena Ave, Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: (626) 441-4478
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely Mediterranean style garden

A beautiful "community" garden perfect for strolls, picnicking, reading or even bocce ball/horseshoes (if you bring your own equipment).

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

A beautiful "community" garden perfect for strolls, picnicking, reading or even bocce ball/horseshoes (if you bring your own equipment).

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Perris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to walk around , we visit here to wait for the traffic to go down and we were glad we did , this place is nice garden to relax and enjoy the day out of traffic, beautiful plants and flowers.

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Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

When I read about this park it seem like a small place to see native plants. On e we got there we notice although it appears small all the small trails and plants make this place feel much bigger. All within the park there are sitting areas. You may feel like a lot of families brought their yard furniture and... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is not your every day park. It is more like an arboretum filled with interesting plants. In the Spring it is overflowing with California poppies. A lovely spot to sit and enjoy.

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Sonoma County, Calilfornia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Interesting to see some of these plants, so appropriate to this area, in a garden setting. Very informal and in some places slightly overgrown but nice to visit. In some cases plant tags are missing or under foliage...not sure how work in this garden is financed...so giving them the benefit of the doubt that they are doing all they can... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Arlington Gardens is a bit of a miracle. After sitting vacant many years when an old Pasadena mansion was torn down the garden was the happy obsession of a couple whose dream it was to make it happen. Lots of work, red tape etc but now the garden is a delight to stroll, sit and contemplate or have a nice... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Hidden in a lovely residential neighborhood, this gem of a garden is full of quiet places to contemplate the beautiful surroundings in this garden full of drought tolerant and local plants, trees and flowers.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a lovely garden in Pasadena. We watched it being put together but didn't realize it was going to turn out so nice! Lots of beautiful plants, little alcoves for reading & relaxing, good signage. Really just a nice, small, free garden. If you are driving by, make sure to stop and take a stroll!

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

My boyfriend and I love photography and there were so many good photo opportunities! Almost everything was in bloom (we went early April) and even though it had just rained the paths were mostly clear of water.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We didn't quite make it to Huntington Gardens this time (their hours are very limited), so we found this small, whimsical garden in a very pretty neighborhood. We were impressed with all the nice, shady tables and benches. Beautifully planned quiet space which is enjoyed by many in the area.

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