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The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
via mobile
the cactus (cacti?) were amazing!

my wife loves botanical gardens and seeing how this was our anniversary I thought it would be nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
al g
Mission Viejo, California
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San Marino, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank geotech522
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...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
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
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...More

Thank sfeats
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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

Thank 862heather
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If a visitor has difficulty walking over a prolonged period, is there a tram ride or other means available to tour the gardens? He will not ride a wheelchair.
10 December 2015|
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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