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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens. The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
+1 626-405-2100
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Reviewed yesterday

Although only a couple of hours, but what a breath of fresh air, the gardens are simply mind boggling, a bit disappointed with "The Blue Boy" under restoration, a whole one year long process, be ready by September 2019.

Thank anaHongKong2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had fun and learned a lot during the specialty tour we took Nov. 9, 2018, with a docent named Carla. She not only shared a lot of history about the Huntingtons and the grounds, but she also gave us numerous ideas on what to...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

then you will dig this place. The desert garden was unlike anything I’ve seen at a botanical garden. The Japanese Garden was very cool. The Rose Garden has more roses that I knew existed. When I saw the admission price I was a little concerned...More

Thank LetsGoCaribbean
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Library and Botanical Gardens are exceptional. They are so diverse and capture many different garden styles. The tour of the gardens was very informative and we would have missed many highlights if we had not been education by the knowledgeable guide.

Thank RozDe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Huntington is a delightful space to immerse oneself in spectacular gardens and take in some excellent artworks as well. The gardens are vastly diverse. The cactus garden has an immense number of species. Keep going through the Australian , Japanese and Chinese gardens. The...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a plant person like me then there is no better place to visit. Your visit will take more than one day and I suggest you start early. They open at 10AM so get there early to get a close parking spot in...More

Thank Bob Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens in California’s Pasadena are truly amazing and we spent a terrific morning there. Especially wonderful are the collections of orchids housed in several huge greenhouses, each with differing temperatures to suit their inhabitants. Also interesting is The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved in advance and on line for the 9:00 AM tour. Our tour guide was incredible and continued to guide us past the expected end time. Highly recommend these Gardens due to uniqueness of the collection, library, house, Gardens and overall quality of the exhibits...More

1  Thank fas19010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 5 hrs on a Wednesday afternoon and needed another day to see everything! The grounds are very peaceful and well maintained. Unfortunately, there were no volunteers that day to give us a guided tour, which was very disappointing. We Viewed the main...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Huntington Estate has something for everyone! The architecture of the buildings, the Fine European and American art and artifacts in the Museums, the rare books in the Library and the magnificent gardens make this place a crown of many jewels. If you want to...More

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October 20, 2018|
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
From the website: "Service Animals. The Huntington welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas. In... More
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
This is called the "Orbit Pavilion". It's a giant silver structure that's shaped like a shell. The installation was created through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to represent the movement of the International Space... More
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to reply so late You can get tickets online, but there really isn’t a need to. Parking is free. Just go to the ticket window at the entrance. They will also give you a map and a brochure detailing any exhibits... More