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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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$85.00*
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We came here so that the two little girls could enjoy the Children's Garden and we weren't disappointed. There was so much for them to do amongst the flowers and the topiary. The designers have built in so many natural play features in what is also a beautiful enclave.
After a nice lunch in the cafe where the service was cheerful and unflustered we explored the rest of the gardens the highlight being the Japanese garden with cherry, almond, wisteria and azalea providing a colourful background to the water features.
The only negative was that the gardens do not open until 12.00 so that our time was limited and the $20 entrance fee seemed relatively expensive (we heard that on the first Thursday of each month entry is free on pre booking). We also only had a very short time to spare for the galleries so this will have to be a venue to which we return.

Visited March 2014
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Torrance, California
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“Stunningly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

The wisteria, camellias,cherry blossoms and cactus are all in bloom. The new additions to the
Chinese Garden are beautiful. This is the perfect time of year to go.

Visited March 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“First Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful, cannot suggest a visit enough,...loved the artwork, gardens, guide, the art collection, the

Visited October 2013
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Costa Mesa, California
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“Amazing library, art, and bontanical garden! Must see and great for kids.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Huntington Library is worth every penny. One thing to remember is that the parking is free so that's included in the price of admission. The library will blow your mind with all of the classics that they have. So many orginal first edition books that its priceless. The botanical garden is impressive and everyone really enjoyed it. I was just with my wife but all of the kids were having a blast in the childrens garden. Next to the Japanese garden there's a nice cafe to grab a snack. The succulent garden is the best I've ever seen. Surprises around every corner. Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles
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“Worth the membership you pay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Wonderful place for walks and enjoy nature, quiet in the morning, both the art collection and gardens are excellent. membership is worth every penny. The Tea is bit expensive, skip the tea and become a member.

Visited February 2014
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