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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: San Marino, CA
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Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of...

Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.

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Just as the Desert Cactii start to bloom

We thoroughly recommend the gardens at the Huntington Library. If you take a volunteer tour this is a good introduction to the different regions and an opportunity to get a taster... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly recommend the gardens at the Huntington Library. If you take a volunteer tour this is a good introduction to the different regions and an opportunity to get a taster before then exploring more at length.So much variety and opportunities to look at plants in depth. The colours were amazing; firesticks and aloes were spectacular. You always can find... More 

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N. Hollywood, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was one of our main destinations, and well worth the hike. If you've ever considered succulents and cactus as not being worthy of gardens, this will definitely prove you wrong. We fell in love with the whole area, which nicely identifies the plants on view. I was inspired to tackle my dying yard and start planting my own "desert... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Garden was good, but our time was so limited didn't get to enjoy it fully. What we did see was unusual, they have spaces that are changing from lawns to more prarie grasses - interesting.

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Thank offkilter2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

There are 1000 specimens of cacti and succulents presented in this part of the Huntington. Beautiful colors, textures and shapes. Do not over look this part of the gardens.

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Thank Susan A
Southampton, NY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Remember "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"? Nobody wanted to there in those days. Times change. Pasadena is now a serene gem just twenty minutes from LA, with a great downtown to walk, terrific restaurants, good shops, and even a Tesla store! But just outside of town lies the Huntington Gardens, a gorgeous oasis meant for strolling, relaxing, taking in... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have hundreds of succulents and palms in my yard and did not know I could be blown away by the Desert Garden. Just beautiful any season. The plants are so well put together and there are endless varieties from many countries. Well worth the high price of admission.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite parts of The Huntington grounds, and the number of unusual plants is dazzling. Combine this with a visit to the galleries, or a great restaurant on the premises. The gift shop is also well worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Although the cacti garden is not in full bloom, there are a few in bloom which to me, is always a rarity that I enjoy

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A must-see for garden buffs. Truly excellent succulent gardens. We were surprised, though, about the lack of birds. It was November, of course, but we still expected to see more. Take your binoculars just the same.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Although I can't claim to have seen every desert garden in California, of the ones that I've seen the Huntington Desert Garden tops the list. Not only is there great variety of cacti, all are quite healthy; the only downside is that some of the winding paths are closed. This,one of more than 12 different gardens at the Huntington Museum... More 

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