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Sherman Library & Gardens
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Owner description: 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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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

A small lovely garden in downtown corona del mar. Excellent selection of plants. Very inexpensive admission. Free parking adjacent. Sort of an old-lady gift shop that did not interest me at all. Did not evaluate the food service.

Visited March 2013
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Laguna Niguel, California
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270 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“A beautiful spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a perfect spot for a small, intimate wedding or just a relaxing way to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle that can be life in every day Orange County.

Visited August 2012
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Bluffton SC
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What a lovely hidden garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

During recent visit to Newport Beach with my 3 girlfriends we were told to include Sherman Gardens on our "places to see". Sure glad we did. What a remarkable little botanical garden that you can spend hours wandering through. Each garden had unique species of flowers. I especially loved their desert garden with so many types of cacti. Make sure you include lunch at their cafe. Food was remarkable in such a lovely setting.
If you go on Mondays it is free. Otherwise it is only $3...truly a bargain!

Visited October 2012
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Corona del Mar, California
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Easter Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Booked Easter brunch this year and it was lovely! The grounds are immaculate and very beautiful. The staff were quick and friendly. What a relaxing and pretty place to visit. :)

Visited April 2012
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San Jose, California
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A beautiful garden to stroll through”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, strolling through the garden and admiring the various plants (some of them unusual) and attractive presentation. There's an indoor tropical garden complete with koi pond. The Cafe Des Jardins was a very pleasant place for lunch, sitting in a shaded spot adjacent to the gardens. My wife had the trout, which she said was about the best she had ever had, and we heard others later saying the same thing. The smoked salmon appetizer, which was really three balls of salmon salad wrapped in smoked salmon, was also excellent. Definitely worth a visit when in the area. Admission is a very reasonable $3, and free on Mondays (donations requested), though the library is closed that day.

Visited October 2012
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