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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: San Marino, CA
Phone Number: +1 626-405-2142
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Mon 12:00 - 16:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30
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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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Gorgeous and creative

Even for those who are not a fan of dessert plants, the gorgeous creativity and design of these plants in juxtaposition to one another is worth looking at. Dessert blooms are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even for those who are not a fan of dessert plants, the gorgeous creativity and design of these plants in juxtaposition to one another is worth looking at. Dessert blooms are spectacular but the fascinating other world look of some of these plants is a must see!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So many varieties of palm trees, cactus, desert flowers and other succulents. Beautifully laid out. Every turn in the path revealed some new, unusual plants. Even in November, there were flowers to enjoy. One can imagine how glorious it would be if visited "in season."

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking through these well designed, yet seemingly unplanned graphs fo desert plants is a treat. There are more varieties than one could possibly imagine ( unless you are a botanist). The plants are beautiful in their own right and yet also feel like living sculptures. My only wish was that I had the time for a guided tour.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This garden is remarkable on many levels. If you like formal, highly maintained gardens and lush lawns, the Huntington is beautiful. Its cactus garden is one of the finest although the abundance suggests lavish use of water. The Chinese garden is worthy of an emperor. The Huntington Ranch has been my favorite feature and is no longer available but the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had family recommend visiting here and were most pleasantly surprised. The grounds are massive and include a Children's Garden, Japanese and Chinese Gardens, Desert Gardens, Rose Gardens, ponds, artwork, café and fine gift shop. It would be easy to spend an entire day here and still want to stay longer. Simply a wonderful place to visit, even if flowers/gardens... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Huntington cactus garden is the best I have even seen. Spring flowers will wow. Spend time with your camera.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed with family across the premises, yet it is so huge that going by car was a better option. We parked and spent the day exploring the gardens, had lunch at the cafe, excellent healthy food, and returned evening thrilled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The desert garden is out of this world. You almost feel like you're on an alien planet. The palm garden, jungle, Japanese and Chinese gardens are also very beautiful.

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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is magical - and huge. The dessert garden section is just spectacular. There is also a Shakespeare Garden that was in full bloom - and glorious! The place is so large you can easily spend a day there. Lots of walking. It is part of the Art Center as well so there are indoor exhibits if it's too... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Unbelievable variety of plants...small, medium and HUGE. All stunning, some decidedly scary looking, and lots that you wouldn't want to fall into......loved wondering through this garden...

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