HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS & BOTANICAL GARDENS
This spectacular property houses a world-class library and research center, an extensive art collection and a 120-acre botanical garden.
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.
Such a lovely world here at The Huntington Gardens. From magical sculptures to exquisite fragrant roses from around the world. This is a great respite away from the hustle. One of the loveliest gardens I've visited. What makes these gardens so easy is the maneuverability, moving from roses to sculptures to the Japanese and Chinese gardens is fluid and easy.
My mom used take me here as a kid. In college, we'd wander the property for hours. Now I can bring my own son here. On my last visit here, I brought my son, mom, and brother. It was a wonderful way to spend an early Mother's Day! Full Review