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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
+1 626-405-2100
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Pleasant oasis of plants and wild birds.

I only have got as far as the botanic gardens but so far I have visited twice. The ambiance of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tonyisleham
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
A walk into Cultural Gardens

I could have spent the weekend here! My sister and I explored the grounds and took a tour. Such a... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Crystal-0919
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Dana Point, California
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I only have got as far as the botanic gardens but so far I have visited twice. The ambiance of the place is like a world exploration. It has jungle, desert, woodland, lakes and hill. Each place attracts different wild life. This is a great...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I could have spent the weekend here! My sister and I explored the grounds and took a tour. Such a nice man with so many questions for us and education on the Gardens, Huntington history and fascinating facts about each garden. I recommend for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Huntington Library was absolutely incredible. I was in awe at how big the property was, the diversity of the gardens, and how much amazing art and literature they had housed on site. This is the kind of place that you could walk around all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was to see the Tiffany exhibit but touring around to see just some of the other exhibits was wonderful. There were some Bertoia sculptures that were very unlike his typical work and amazing to see. The collection of arts and crafts and Frank...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a married couple seeking to have a marriage based on love and faith this experience gave us a time to see God's creations and be in His presence. It brought us closer and we felt God strengthening us by being there. We didnt get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am embarrassed to admit that I have lived in California my entire life and never had visited here before. It is simply amazing. We only spent about three hours there so saw a small portion of the 200 acres. But everything we saw was...More

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch Library, Museum and Gardens all in 1 accessible, family friendly place. This is a treasure and allow yourself many hours to view all the exhibits, art and grounds that will engage the whole family.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are well worth your time and cost of the visit as a nature photographer. This short review covers only the two Asian (Chinese and Japanese) gardens, which is a subset of all botanical gardens in Huntington Library. There is a gap close to...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy Huntington Library year-round. My favorite time is when the rose gardens are in bloom, but there are attractions that are to be enjoyed no matter what the season. The cactus garden is like an alien landscape, not to be missed. We enjoy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to prioritize what to see when you visit the Huntington - it not only has a world famous library (the Gutenberg Bible, manuscripts of works by Jack London, a letter from Charles I to a supporter shortly before he was executed, the...More

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Laura F
25 August 2017|
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Response from rulysses | Reviewed this property |
I would expect the first week of December to be very pleasant. Rain is a possibility, but the variety of gardens and the indoor art and library collections make it a great place any time of year.
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Silvia M
8 May 2017|
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Response from Lance H | Reviewed this property |
Not to sit on the grass, but there are plenty of tables for you to sit at in multiple gardens. I did see some people sitting down but no real picnic baskets.
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Lynn J
21 December 2016|
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Response from TheHuntington | Property representative |
I'm afraid not - but we do have other memorial options if you'd like to contact us at 626-405-2212
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