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The Huntington Desert Garden

Open Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Beautiful and Prickly

All the gardens are great-look here if you want to get your desert on! They have a great dining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Temple City, California
Amazing collection of cactus, beautifully arranged.

The cactus garden is magnificent - a very large collection of cactus beautifully arranged, many... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
San Jose, 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the gardens are great-look here if you want to get your desert on! They have a great dining area too-lots of variety.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The cactus garden is magnificent - a very large collection of cactus beautifully arranged, many with large interesting flowers. You could probably spend an hour or more just in the cactus garden and not see everything. Try to visit in the morning or evening, as...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The Huntington Gardens are magnificent, and the Desert Garden in my opinion is the most spectacular one. I strongly suggest it!

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The Huntington Gardens has one of the most spectacular, vibrant, colorful array of cactuses that I have ever seen. I never realized the Color and variation that could happen in a cactus garden until I came here. Why would make a day of it and...More

Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This place was magical, we were fortunate to see all the flowers in bloom. Highly recommended for anyone.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Huntington Desert Garden is a wonderful place to take visitors or visit if you are a cactus lover. Be aware that the walking is somewhat steep in some areas and perhaps not the easiest for those w/ mobility problems. On hot days, it may...More

Thank Dessertarian44
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I nearly passed this garden by, as the idea didn't appeal to me, but I am so glad we went. It's like something out of a fairy tale; like nothing you've seen before! We couldn't believe some of the plants were real. We also saw...More

Thank laurak022
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The desert gardens are beautiful! There are plants from all over the world. It is fun to visit the gardens at different times of the year and see all the beauty each season brings to the desert plants. Take all the trails and enjoy solace...More

Thank 1dudley
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

Thank lovestotravel4959
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

Thank Mary Ann W
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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