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The Huntington Desert Garden

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Address: San Marino, CA
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+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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Never imagined so much beauty in desert

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 13 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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Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I cannot say enough about the quality and breadth of plant material in the Huntington Desert Garden section of the Botantical garden complex. Take plenty of water, since it was be more than a short walk and there is a bit of up/down pathways. Also, early morning is nice due to cooler temperatures. This garden is old, which, for plant... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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