The Art Collections are distinguished by their specialized character and elegant settings in three separate galleries on the Huntington grounds. A fourth space, the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, hosts changing exhibitions. The Huntington Art Gallery, originally the Huntington residence, contains one of the most comprehensive collections in this country of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art. The Huntington’s American art collection includes works from the 1690s to the 1950s.
The Botanical Gardens are an ever-changing exhibition. Covering 120 acres, more than a dozen specialized gardens are arranged within a park-like landscape of rolling lawns. Among the most remarkable are the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden.
We had an amazing time today! We stumbled in accidentally after a hike and met a tour guide named "Big Ed" who was so friendly, knowledgeable, and just an amazing human. I highly recommend this place - and my only advice is to give yourself a full day to explore. Full Review
Just go here. It's worth the trip out and back. My goodness we were amazed, over and over again, throughout our walk on the grounds. The library portion was less exciting, but maybe that's because historical documents are just so much less wondrous than the extensive (sprawling, really) array of nature on the grounds. The herb/flower garden was super fun-- who knew Mexican Tarragon smells like licorice?? Full Review