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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Address: 2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625
Phone Number:
+1 949-673-2261
10:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00

Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking...

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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Unique Garden

It is amazing how much garden experience they pack into this space. They always have something in bloom

Reviewed 2 days ago
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is amazing how much garden experience they pack into this space. They always have something in bloom

Thank FamilyGuideAtlanta
Kenner, Louisiana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended Sherman Gardens but I had forgotten the name of the it but on Mother's Day morning when as I was looking through an old Sunset magazine for some inspiration I turned to a page that had a feature on Corona Del Mar with Sherman Gardens as one of the suggestions of things to do. When we arrived... More 

Thank Carol D
Las Vegas
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If your in the area and enjoy the great diversity of Gods creations on the fourth day, then you'll love this place. We were disappointed when we first walked in because we had just eaten lunch and missed there quaint open air cafe in the garden. My wife and I were really glad we didn't have our kids with us... More 

Thank ellsworthdmd
Fullerton, California
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Think of this magical little spot as the Huntington Library in miniature. It makes the most of its small size and is stuffed with a surprisingly large collection of plants of all kinds. Wander through meandering paths that take you through rose gardens, greenhouses full of tropical plants, grottos filled with strange and beautiful succulents (the best part), and broad... More 

Thank venckman2017
Trabuco Canyon, California
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Shortribs were outstanding (5*). You must try them if you are a red meat eater. The Creme Brulee and Apple Tart were awesome. The grounds are beautiful so recommend dining here for lunch or brunch. Allow time to walk around the gardens and visit the gift shop as they will add enjoyment to your visit as well.

Thank SP P
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This little botanical garden is a gem tucked in a quaint neighborhood. It has a small footprint, and packs a great deal into the space, although not at all crowded or congested. The plants are fantastic, and the manner in which they are arranged is literally a creative work of art. It also contains a nice little gift shop, cafe,... More 

Thank SunFunSoul
Costa Mesa, CA
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sat outside under an umbrella in a nice garden setting while enjoying an upscale brunch. The menue was limited but very fitting for our nice experience. Afterwards we toured the lush gardens and the small historical museum to learn more abiut the area's history

Thank Vaidas
Laguna Hills, California
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This spot is tucked away right off of PCH, but it is such a joy. Great place to take an afternoon stroll!

Thank Samantha H
Houston, Texas
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215 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Free parking $ 5 Entrance fee Today only reservations for food and no drinks available Nice flowers and gift shop

Thank C L
Penticton, B. C.
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182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We enjoyed walking through this small garden. There is a greenhouse that is quite nice. There is free parking available. There is a small restaurant which unfortunately was closed by the time we got there. Also a gift shop with fairly high prices.

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