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The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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Surreal beauty

I felt like I'd been transported to another time or planet. The size and variety of the succulents... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
lovestotravel4959
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Charleston, South Carolina
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A dazzling display of color

You have to come in April when the flowers are in bloom. There were so many different succulents... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Mary Ann W
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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
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"japanese and chinese gardens"
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"stunning collection"
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"botanical gardens"
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I felt like I'd been transported to another time or planet. The size and variety of the succulents was amazing. A must see if you go to Huntington gardens

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

You have to come in April when the flowers are in bloom. There were so many different succulents and cacti. For example, we couldn't believe how many different kinds of prickly pear (nopales) there were, each with a different color tuna (fruit). The flowers are...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I was initially hesitant to pay the steep entry fee for this garden and museum ($29 per adult $13 per child) but I left feeling like I got my money’s worth. The whole property is beautiful but the desert garden, bonsai garden and manuscript museum...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is a must see for anyone that love the outdoors! There are so many beautiful gardens here, with plenty of space for kids to play and experience a good time. My kids especilly loved the rain forest, and my wife and i loved the...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

An unbeatable range of plants from dry environments that you normally do not have such complete access to.Nice walkways

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

The first time I came here was on a fieldtrip in the 10th grade. Now I visit once every 2-3 years. The gardens are as beautiful as ever, especially the Chinese gardens, the Japanese gardens, and the dessert. One star off for the steep admission...More

Thank Matthew J
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

I am a passionate gardener and love to visit gardens when we travel. The HUntington Botanical Garden's new entry and desert garden are stunning design. If you loved this garden, visit the Arlington Garden which is about a 7 minute drive away and is also...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is such a find in LA. The gardens are incredible, particularly the desert garden and the rose collection. The joy continues with an indoor tropical garden, a science museum, an art collection, and even decent food. Plan on spending at least 4 hours, preferably...More

Thank Rocky P
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

If one loves desert garden, this is a must! The varieties are numerous and beautiful! The Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona is comparable but still not quite. After one visits all in the nation, one will agree the Huntington Desert Garden is...More

Thank MrsRath
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Even in late November, there are quite a few plants flowering. The individual plants are well curated and signed. The desert garden contains mostly plants from outside of the U.S. Not good representation of native plants. The gardens are well kept. Even in November, the...More

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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
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