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The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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Amazing desert garden, so many species!

This desert garden is just everything you can ask to a desert plant collection. How the plats are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland

Blooming cactus everywhere, especially in the Spring. Wear walking shoes. Every kind of cactus or... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Los Angeles, California
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Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.
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San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 18 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 13 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.

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

Thank al g
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The desert garden at The Huntington is very expansive, not just one of each plant, but literally tens or hundreds of each plant. To see the desert flowers blooming this spring is just a marvelous optical delight. There are butterflies and hummingbirds all over. If...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I love the desert plants and the Huntington desert garden is the best I have ever seen.Thr variety of cacti and succulents are endless and the landscaping is beautiful. Many flowers were in bloom and that made it even more attractive. One of best memories...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The best thing about this little slice of the Hunting Gardens is that it showcases hundreds of desert plant that could take you a lifetime to find and experience in the wild Just go!

Thank Old P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Huntington Library have many beautiful gardens that are worth visiting, but Desert Garden is pretty unique. I have not known of such in any cities in the States. I go back during different seasons. with the rainy months we have had, the bloom of...More

Thank sfeats
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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