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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: San Marino, CA
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+1 626-405-2142
12:00 - 16:30
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Mon 12:00 - 16:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30

Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of...

Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.

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A truly amazing place!

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.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are a number of different types of gardens (Chinese, Japanese, Australian, desert, etc.) and we... More 

Thank al g
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471 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 you are a photographer, this is like Heaven.

Thank geotech522
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 that I will take back with me .

Thank M-Dasgupta
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the succulent have just been spectacular.

Thank sfeats
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only walked through the outside garden areas which are quite extensive. Except for the Australian Desert exhibit they were all very engaging. The Desert Garden was really incredible as was the stunning Rose Garden. The China and Japan Gardens were beautiful as well.

Thank Lisa O
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked through this garden on our way back to the exit, after spending many hours on the grounds. The cacti were blooming and the colors were spectacular. A wonderful ending to a wonderful day.

Thank Sa-i44
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Huntington Gardens are fun to visit. There's many beautiful gardens to see, and comfortable places to sit. There's also many choices for places to eat, whether you bring your own food or buy it there.

Thank Julia S
Walnut, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited after much rain --everything was in bloom, lush and thriving. Very beautiful and unusual!

Thank 862heather

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