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The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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This is a large area as part of the Huntington Gardens. At first, I was going to bypass it to view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Napa, California, United States
More than a desert garden

While the Huntington Desert Garden is one of the world's best the whole botanic facility is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego
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Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.
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San Marino, CA
+1 626-405-2142
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large area as part of the Huntington Gardens. At first, I was going to bypass it to view other gardens there. However, I've now grown to appreciate more the succulents that grow in such environments. They really are beautiful!

Thank johnnnita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Huntington Desert Garden is one of the world's best the whole botanic facility is certainly among the world's best botanic gardens. In addition to the desert garden there are Japanese and Chinese gardens, a rose garden, a conservancy, palm and cycad collections, a...More

Thank JerryDean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Garden. Free for San Marino resident. must go place if you love arts and gardens. Great place to take your kids and elderly to visit.

Thank michaellA3125GE
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a remarkable garden. There is an enormous number of plant types in the garden. The number of shapes, colours and sizes is mind-boggling. It is quite amazing. Then there is the education side of things - Joshua Trees the plant most commonly identified...More

Thank Gerry K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Classy environment with wonderful rooms of art and educational experiences. Tea time was great. Service excellent.

Thank ltwiggs2017
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Variety of various desert plants. Great to see mature plants native to California's semi-arid region.

Thank cran
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I spoke to one employee at the Huntington who told me that she only goes to the Desert Garden in the winter. I was there in July and can only say that this is the most specular desert garden I've seen in my wandering through...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This desert garden is just everything you can ask to a desert plant collection. How the plats are disposed and how the paths are thought make you experience unique!

Thank Derrubio
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Blooming cactus everywhere, especially in the Spring. Wear walking shoes. Every kind of cactus or succulent you can think of, truly beautiful.

Thank chipnginny
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The great variety and maturity of plants is outstanding and probably not equaled in the whole world. The collection has been carefully tended to for one hundred years. The desert shade house has a stunning collection of cacti and succulents in pots.

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Response from RChangla | Reviewed this property |
Yesterday we were in the garden, but my wife was too tired to walk. At 2/3 of the route, we took a rest, and there was a electrical car with six passenger seats passing by, the driver let us get on and finish the last 1/3... More