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Sherman Library & Gardens

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Horticultural retreat that features a museum of living plants, walking paths, bubbling tile fountains and a library devoted to the study of the Pacific Southwest.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2647 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625
+1 949-673-2261
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit if you find yourself having breakfast or lunch on PCH! Takes about 1/2 hour to 45 mins to walk through... and they have a lovely gift shop!

Thank lso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although maybe not at the top of the list of places to visit, this is a real hidden gem. Situated on the Pacific coast highway, so easy to find, it is well worth a stop off if horticulture is your thing? The gardens are beautifully...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small garden that only is 2.2 acres big, compared to Huntington Library, which is 120 acres big. Despite the size, the Sherman Library has a lot of things to see. The layout is quite amazing in that there is always a...More

2  Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sherman Gardens is a small well kept garden. Easy to complete whole property in 1-3 hours. I fiound the map and signage to be very useful. The library is interesting with good California history to explore. We had a delicious lunch and shopped the gift...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here every so often as the seasons change to enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants. The gift shop is small but has lovely items. The tea/lunch room is delightful and perfect for a ladies day out!!

Thank E8693CRannaa
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Nice for a brief stop. We loved looking at the beautiful plants. It is small so we finished in under an hour.

1  Thank Steve N
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Looking for some exceptional garden tips? this is the place to go. 1st walk the garden 1/2 to 1 hour, take pictures of what you like, ask for delivery or better have a specialist come to your home. highly recommended. MeuterMedia

2  Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The gardens are nice, not great. However, it is a good spot in a nice area and they serve food right there. Its the sort of place to take an out-of-town visitor for a couple of hours. They have free parking.

2  Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Visited Rodgers Gardens and lunch 1st and on the way home stopped by Sherman Library and Gardens. Nice little place and well kept. Lots of photo of beautiful plants and flowers. Liked the gift shop. Found some cute gifts at reasonable prices. Very interesting Library...More

Thank Lyn D
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This garden is unusual in that it is small enough to be kept up at a perfect level all the time. It's an urban garden, not a big arboretum. And the library is very interesting with it's books on Ca. and the paintings too. The...More

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August 6, 2018|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are not overly large to begin with, so a popular event would probably be crowd limited. Call ahead is my advice. Another local attraction at that time of year is Roger's Gardens, a nearby nursery which goes all... More