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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...

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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The grounds were bursting with blossoms, the Children's Garden was a huge hit. The variety of different plants and flowers is amazing.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had reservations at the tea room. Asked directions at the parking gate. Gentleman told us "Just park and you'll find it." NO signs whatsoever. Had to guess which areas of the parking lot were close to the Tea Room. Then, asked a staff member how to get to the Tea Room. She showed directionsn on the map. Headed that... More 

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Buena Park, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My parents from Korea but not many flowers they were very disappointed It was too expensive because no flowers we waste times roo

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The grounds were bursting with blossoms, the Children's Garden was a huge hit. The variety of different plants and flowers is amazing.

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I thought the admission price was steep. But I realized this is a place to come early and spend the whole day to make it worth the price. The grounds are just beautiful and so pleasant to walk around to view the many varieties of vegetation.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found the Huntington Gardens from a Trip Advisor list of things to do. I grew up in Orange County and have visited often but have never even heard of this amazing facility. We were not disappointed. (And we aren't even garden type people...) The grounds are extraordinarily beautiful and the different types of gardens are quite interesting. The library... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rose garden was gorgeous. The Japanese and Chinese gardens were serene. Spring is the perfect time to visit the Botanical Gardens. Lunch at the Tea Room was lovely.

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I first briefly visited the Huntington Library several years ago and returned in March. Many people go for the gardens, which are beautiful. My own interest was in the art collection in the mansion. Mansion is an understatement; it is a palace! the collection focuses on English 18th century art and furnishings. There is an impressive collection of Gainsborough and... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a gardener, I the Huntington Gardens on my bucket list. With a few hours free in Los Angeles before my flight, I headed to the Huntington. I enjoyed the drive through Pasadena and found the location unexpectedly in a residential area. I parked, bought a ticket and looked at a map. OMG. Where to start? A lovely volunteer gave... More 

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Kentfield, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the botanical gardens, most especially the gorgeous rose garden which was in its first bloom. The library with its treasure of manuscripts, incunabula, was also a delight. Can't wait to go again next spring! Just wish there were public transportation to and from Pasadena.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Huntington Library has a series of gardens which are breathtaking. The best are (in order) the Japanese Garden, the Desert Garden, the Chinese Garden, and the Rose Garden. There are a few other gardens but do not leave without seeing at least these four. The ground also have several buildings containing European (mostly British) paintings, American paintings, and a... More 

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