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The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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This is a remarkable garden. There is an enormous number of plant types in the garden. The number... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gerry K
Glen Waverley, Australia
via mobile
Day at the Huntington

Classy environment with wonderful rooms of art and educational experiences. Tea time was great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:30
San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a remarkable garden. There is an enormous number of plant types in the garden. The number of shapes, colours and sizes is mind-boggling. It is quite amazing. Then there is the education side of things - Joshua Trees the plant most commonly identified...More

Thank Gerry K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Classy environment with wonderful rooms of art and educational experiences. Tea time was great. Service excellent.

Thank ltwiggs2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Variety of various desert plants. Great to see mature plants native to California's semi-arid region.

Thank cran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spoke to one employee at the Huntington who told me that she only goes to the Desert Garden in the winter. I was there in July and can only say that this is the most specular desert garden I've seen in my wandering through...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This desert garden is just everything you can ask to a desert plant collection. How the plats are disposed and how the paths are thought make you experience unique!

Thank Derrubio
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Blooming cactus everywhere, especially in the Spring. Wear walking shoes. Every kind of cactus or succulent you can think of, truly beautiful.

Thank chipnginny
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The great variety and maturity of plants is outstanding and probably not equaled in the whole world. The collection has been carefully tended to for one hundred years. The desert shade house has a stunning collection of cacti and succulents in pots.

1  Thank Nels C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

An amazing collection of desert plants that are well identified with markers. The arrangement of plants is excellent; you feel like you are out in the desert.

Thank chillintravellin
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best gardens I've ever seen. Wandered around with my jaw open in awe of the plants on display. Neat, tidy and we'll labeled, this should not be missed.

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 17 May 2017

my wife loves botanical gardens and seeing how this was our anniversary I thought it would be nice to take a drive down to see this place. had no idea what to expect (been disappointed at other gardens before), but this place was amazing. there...More

1  Thank al g
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Response from RChangla | Reviewed this property |
Yesterday we were in the garden, but my wife was too tired to walk. At 2/3 of the route, we took a rest, and there was a electrical car with six passenger seats passing by, the driver let us get on and finish the last 1/3... More