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“Beautiful & varied gardens, good bargain”

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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$85.00*
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Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens. The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
California
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25 reviews
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“Beautiful & varied gardens, good bargain”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Truly underrated, and a little out of the way, but worth the trip. The gardens rival (or arguably, exceed) other famous gardens in the US (like the Biltmore Gardens in North Carolina), but the price of admission o the Huntington Library is significantly lower. Do not miss the desert garden, Japanese Garden, and Chinese Garden. Plan to spend at least 3 hours there.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

What a gorgeous place to come and be in nature and enjoy quiet. Vast gardens with different themes (rose, Chinese, Japanese,etc..), this is a special experience.

Visited September 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Absolutely Gorgeous”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had a few hours to kill on our last day in L. A. and a friend suggested Huntington Gardens. We had no idea how much we would love the place! We strolled through the gardens for hours. We particularly loved the desert section and Japanese gardens. The galleries and historical buildings were also nice. Our 1 or 2 hour excursion lasted all day until they kicked us out as closing time. We could have stayed much longer. I recommend it to everyone--it's not just for people who like horticulture.

Visited August 2012
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Southern California
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“Perfect Mother's Day present!”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Huntington grounds is humongous and provides plenty of scenery. There are special exhibits which change every so often and of course the seasons will depict the plant life also. I have been here several times and my mother and grandmother have spent many Mother's Days here. I highly recommend the Tea House. The buffet is delicious and the teas and pastry are equally enticing!

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Pasadena, California
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“So Peaceful You Won't Want to Leave”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wonderful place to walk, sit or just read a book. Very peaceful and serene. Beautiful scenery and artwork.

Visited July 2012
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