The Huntington Library

★★★★★
  • 1151 Oxford Rd

    San Marino, CA 91108

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  • 626-405-2100

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This place is amazing. Come for the day and research or walk around the gardens or look at art. I like to find reasons to escape to here. The drive is wretched from where I live, but worth it for a day out.

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This place is amazing. Come for the day and research or walk around the gardens or look at art. I like to find reasons to escape to here. The drive is wretched from where I live, but worth it for a day out.

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A couple girlfriends and I attended the Tea house. It was quite pricey for a buffet-style tea and hordes of rude people thinking their attending a tea! The food was just ok. Love the grounds and artifacts. Would have attended that alone

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A couple girlfriends and I attended the Tea house. It was quite pricey for a buffet-style tea and hordes of rude people thinking their attending a tea! The food was just ok. Love the grounds and artifacts. Would have attended that alone

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Love this place! So relaxing.

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Love this place! So relaxing.

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Just went January 14, 2012. I've visited the library and gardens every 2-3 years for the past 28 years. Honestly, the gardens look horrible. Don't know if money is an issue but the grass is dead, full of crabgrass, trees are overgrown,

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Just went January 14, 2012. I've visited the library and gardens every 2-3 years for the past 28 years. Honestly, the gardens look horrible. Don't know if money is an issue but the grass is dead, full of crabgrass, trees are overgrown,

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This place is truly fantastic.

The gardens are lovely and range from English to Oriental. They've got rare kinds of cacti and succulents in the Desert Garden. The Lily Ponds are picturesque and there's the cute Chinese Garden Tea House

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This place is truly fantastic.

The gardens are lovely and range from English to Oriental. They've got rare kinds of cacti and succulents in the Desert Garden. The Lily Ponds are picturesque and there's the cute Chinese Garden Tea House

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They have a FREE day on the first Thursday of the month, but you have to get reservations the previous month which start being distributed on the first day of the month at 9am. They usually distribute quickly so you have to be on time.

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They have a FREE day on the first Thursday of the month, but you have to get reservations the previous month which start being distributed on the first day of the month at 9am. They usually distribute quickly so you have to be on time.

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From the chinese watercolor class to fall's Drama After Dark, the Huntington Library is special. The tea room is lovely, but I recommend staying in the room towards the back that faces the herb garden. The front room gets a bit loud at the

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From the chinese watercolor class to fall's Drama After Dark, the Huntington Library is special. The tea room is lovely, but I recommend staying in the room towards the back that faces the herb garden. The front room gets a bit loud at the

Pros: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Cons: Not open at night except for special occasions

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The Huntington Library is a beautiful place to visit when you're in the mood for some great scenery and don't want to go far from home. The Gardens are nestled in a San Marino neighborhood, and whether you decide to stroll the gardens,

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The Huntington Library is a beautiful place to visit when you're in the mood for some great scenery and don't want to go far from home. The Gardens are nestled in a San Marino neighborhood, and whether you decide to stroll the gardens,

Pros: Beautiful Gardens, Library and Tea

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They just opened a new Chinese garden that is spectacular. Their tea continues to go up in price a bit but it is still very worth it. Definitely book in advanced if you're planning on having the tea.

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They just opened a new Chinese garden that is spectacular. Their tea continues to go up in price a bit but it is still very worth it. Definitely book in advanced if you're planning on having the tea.

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Beautiful gardens and art collection, take a stroll down the rose garden or the japanese garden, you will find a lot of lovely places to explore and quite niches to just sit and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. Also try the Rose

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Beautiful gardens and art collection, take a stroll down the rose garden or the japanese garden, you will find a lot of lovely places to explore and quite niches to just sit and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. Also try the Rose

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This is probably th most impressive garden (or well group of gardens) I have ever been to. The grounds are huge (120,000 accessible acres) and are well taken care of. The have a wide arrange of gorgeous gardens my favorites being the

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This is probably th most impressive garden (or well group of gardens) I have ever been to. The grounds are huge (120,000 accessible acres) and are well taken care of. The have a wide arrange of gorgeous gardens my favorites being the

Pros: Gorgeous grounds, lots of exhibits, great bookstore

Cons: overpriced cafe

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What lovely memories my dear friends and I have enjoyed in the tea house at the Huntington. The caring staff is superb, over my many visits to the tea house, I have cherished my friends, shared a last tea party with my dear son, and

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What lovely memories my dear friends and I have enjoyed in the tea house at the Huntington. The caring staff is superb, over my many visits to the tea house, I have cherished my friends, shared a last tea party with my dear son, and

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My friend and I went today (Sept. 9, 2007) and although we had an AMAZING time enjoying the gardens, we were not at all impressed with the Tea Room.\r
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Sure, there were some lovely sandwiches (my favorite were the salmon on pumpernickel

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My friend and I went today (Sept. 9, 2007) and although we had an AMAZING time enjoying the gardens, we were not at all impressed with the Tea Room.\r
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Sure, there were some lovely sandwiches (my favorite were the salmon on pumpernickel

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I have been a visitor to the Huntingon since I first came here on a high school field trip. Walking the halls of the mansion to view the art, furniture and architecture was fun, but the geek in me fell in love with the library. Since

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I have been a visitor to the Huntingon since I first came here on a high school field trip. Walking the halls of the mansion to view the art, furniture and architecture was fun, but the geek in me fell in love with the library. Since

Pros: tons of parking, picnic areas, tea garden

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I went here for tea and to stroll through the gardens. The tea itself was OK, but the buffet of sandwiches and desserts was well done. It's best to go with a large group (6 or so) if you can manage it so you'll have a big table instead of

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I went here for tea and to stroll through the gardens. The tea itself was OK, but the buffet of sandwiches and desserts was well done. It's best to go with a large group (6 or so) if you can manage it so you'll have a big table instead of

Pros: Lots of different activities- art, tea room, gardens, museum shop

Cons: Golf cart staff really needs to chill out

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Good place to go with the 'rents or for an interesting date. Gardens are grouped by theme, and I'd say the highlight of the place is the cactus greenhouse - some of those things look like Jim Henson puppets! The rest of the grounds are

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Good place to go with the 'rents or for an interesting date. Gardens are grouped by theme, and I'd say the highlight of the place is the cactus greenhouse - some of those things look like Jim Henson puppets! The rest of the grounds are

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To be fair, I have been back here a couple times, but neither was I happy with the experience. $15 admission? Gimme a break. The first time I went with my then significant other, and we frankly got bored walking around and looking at

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To be fair, I have been back here a couple times, but neither was I happy with the experience. $15 admission? Gimme a break. The first time I went with my then significant other, and we frankly got bored walking around and looking at

Pros: some pretty stuff, good for photography

Cons: admission prices, hours

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My oh my, this place is a beautiful escape from the smog and white noise of L.A. I took my girlfriend here last year and it was the most romantic getaway we've had in these parts. There are tons of different gardens that will conjure

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My oh my, this place is a beautiful escape from the smog and white noise of L.A. I took my girlfriend here last year and it was the most romantic getaway we've had in these parts. There are tons of different gardens that will conjure

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The gardens here are amazing. You can spend hours just walking through the variety of gardens they offer: huge zen garden, cactus garden, flower gardens, etc. They also have exhibits available, some permanent some rotating. I was able to

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The gardens here are amazing. You can spend hours just walking through the variety of gardens they offer: huge zen garden, cactus garden, flower gardens, etc. They also have exhibits available, some permanent some rotating. I was able to

Pros: Beautiful Grounds, Variety, Exhibits

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I am in love with all 150 acres of the Huntington gardens! The cactus garden is huge, and is the best I've ever seen. I'm also a big fan of their Japanese, Herb, Shakespeare, and Jungle gardens. If you have young kids, the Childrens'

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I am in love with all 150 acres of the Huntington gardens! The cactus garden is huge, and is the best I've ever seen. I'm also a big fan of their Japanese, Herb, Shakespeare, and Jungle gardens. If you have young kids, the Childrens'

Pros: Diverse gardens, Gorgeous & green, Peaceful setting

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The Huntington Library is one of my most favourite museums. I especially love the extensive gardens and library.

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The Huntington Library is one of my most favourite museums. I especially love the extensive gardens and library.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking, not crowded

Cons: Not open late enough

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Great art, beautiful gardens, traditional tea room, great for whole family. It's the place I 'run off to' most often -- either by myself, with family, or with friends. On the "Free" day (first Thursday of the month), I've even had

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Great art, beautiful gardens, traditional tea room, great for whole family. It's the place I 'run off to' most often -- either by myself, with family, or with friends. On the "Free" day (first Thursday of the month), I've even had

Pros: Free Parking, Good for Whole Family, Tea Room

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My favorite place to bring friends, especially, the ladies! It is a magnificent place to walk and converse with a friend or family, while at the same time admire the variety of theme gardens. It's a great place to get out of the city, so

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My favorite place to bring friends, especially, the ladies! It is a magnificent place to walk and converse with a friend or family, while at the same time admire the variety of theme gardens. It's a great place to get out of the city, so

Pros: price, relaxing, beautiful

Cons: finding parking

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The grounds are gorgeous, and they have a large collection of artwork (especially British). The Blue Boy is here, as well as work by Turner. The Japanes garden is not to be missed, be sure to bring your camera. No food or drink allowed,

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The grounds are gorgeous, and they have a large collection of artwork (especially British). The Blue Boy is here, as well as work by Turner. The Japanes garden is not to be missed, be sure to bring your camera. No food or drink allowed,

Pros: beautiful, plenty of benches

Cons: can be crowded, a lot of walking

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There are gardens, and art gallery all in one place. It's very entertaining for my friends from another country.

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There are gardens, and art gallery all in one place. It's very entertaining for my friends from another country.

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This is a good place to visit during summer, the Gardens are incredible and the Museum is also really nice.

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This is a good place to visit during summer, the Gardens are incredible and the Museum is also really nice.

Pros: Good Parking, Nice Gardens, Good Art

Cons: outdoors weather

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This landscape of endless lawns with areas dedicated to a variation of flowers is absolutely thee spot. I frequently visit to walk the grounds, relax, and lose myself in the beauty. The lawns are so green it makes your eyes and senses

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This landscape of endless lawns with areas dedicated to a variation of flowers is absolutely thee spot. I frequently visit to walk the grounds, relax, and lose myself in the beauty. The lawns are so green it makes your eyes and senses

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What a great place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. The Huntington library has various gardens ranging from rose, tropical, austrailian to desert. They have a restaurant and tea house. My favorite is the tea house but make

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What a great place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. The Huntington library has various gardens ranging from rose, tropical, austrailian to desert. They have a restaurant and tea house. My favorite is the tea house but make

Pros: relaxing, good parking

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I'm a Pasadena resident and I love just taking an hour or two once a month to walk the serene gardens of the Huntington Library. My favorite place to walk is through the Japanese gardens.

Enjoy life, relax from the hustle and bustle of

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I'm a Pasadena resident and I love just taking an hour or two once a month to walk the serene gardens of the Huntington Library. My favorite place to walk is through the Japanese gardens.

Enjoy life, relax from the hustle and bustle of

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I come here once in a while to relax at the Japanese Gardens. I am fond of the Oriental Culture, and it's nice for me to sit on one of the benches and enjoy reading a nice book.

They also have a beautiful rose garden that I took my

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I come here once in a while to relax at the Japanese Gardens. I am fond of the Oriental Culture, and it's nice for me to sit on one of the benches and enjoy reading a nice book.

They also have a beautiful rose garden that I took my

Pros: Good Parking, Peaceful Atmosphere

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I haven't really checked out the art galleries yet, but the gardens here are wonderful. You can wander for hours on the little paths or stroll through their famous Rose Garden. There are benches scattered throughout the grounds or you can

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I haven't really checked out the art galleries yet, but the gardens here are wonderful. You can wander for hours on the little paths or stroll through their famous Rose Garden. There are benches scattered throughout the grounds or you can

Pros: lots of parking

Cons: crowded on weekends

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I'm usually more a fan of art rather than nature, bu the gardens at the Huntington outshine even Blue Boy and the Folios inside. The cactus garden is especially breathtaking -- acres of plants so alien you feel as though you've been

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I'm usually more a fan of art rather than nature, bu the gardens at the Huntington outshine even Blue Boy and the Folios inside. The cactus garden is especially breathtaking -- acres of plants so alien you feel as though you've been

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No question Huntington Gardens and Library is the most impressive place in LA. It should be number 1. It is really impressive. Getty museum you can do in 1 hour - they have 2 paintings worth looking at. Huntington has incredible

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No question Huntington Gardens and Library is the most impressive place in LA. It should be number 1. It is really impressive. Getty museum you can do in 1 hour - they have 2 paintings worth looking at. Huntington has incredible

Pros: Incredible Gardens, Incredible Library, Magnificant Landscape

Cons: Warm on some days

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Founded by Henry Huntington in the early part of the century, the Huntington Library contains a dazzling array of garden landscapes. One can easily spend an entire day walking the grounds. The library contains an impressive number of

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Founded by Henry Huntington in the early part of the century, the Huntington Library contains a dazzling array of garden landscapes. One can easily spend an entire day walking the grounds. The library contains an impressive number of

Pros: Beautiful Gardens

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I think more so than the art, the gardens are the real attraction here. Sure, it's nice to comtemplate Blue Boy and Pinkie for awhile (and convenient too, as there's a bench in the room and they are installed directly across from one

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I think more so than the art, the gardens are the real attraction here. Sure, it's nice to comtemplate Blue Boy and Pinkie for awhile (and convenient too, as there's a bench in the room and they are installed directly across from one

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After you've seen Blue Boy, hike past the rose bushes into the Japanese garden. In the bamboo grove, the trunks are so tall and wide and densely planted that they blot out the sun. Dark, cool, green. Emerge into the sunlight and wander

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After you've seen Blue Boy, hike past the rose bushes into the Japanese garden. In the bamboo grove, the trunks are so tall and wide and densely planted that they blot out the sun. Dark, cool, green. Emerge into the sunlight and wander

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Take a break at the little tea shop after you've strolled the gardens. Bring a camera and comfortable walking shoes. Makes for a spectacular afternoon.

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Take a break at the little tea shop after you've strolled the gardens. Bring a camera and comfortable walking shoes. Makes for a spectacular afternoon.

Pros: the gardens

Cons: a little pricey

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Discover pure joy. These gardens are incredible and beautiful. Its the perfect place to take out-of-town guests, but also a great place to unwind alone. All the gardens are well kept, but the desert garden is truly mind-blowing. I've been

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Discover pure joy. These gardens are incredible and beautiful. Its the perfect place to take out-of-town guests, but also a great place to unwind alone. All the gardens are well kept, but the desert garden is truly mind-blowing. I've been

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The Huntington is beautiful--the gardens, the galleries, the library. I've been several times and still haven't seen it all. The Japanese Garden is the highlight for me, though the desert gardens are spectacular as well. I'd love to picnic

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The Huntington is beautiful--the gardens, the galleries, the library. I've been several times and still haven't seen it all. The Japanese Garden is the highlight for me, though the desert gardens are spectacular as well. I'd love to picnic

Pros: Japanese Gardens

Cons: No picnicking

 

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