The Huntington Library — Part 2

The Huntington Library — Part 2

As I promised, today I’m sharing more photos of The Huntington Library

In my experience, these are the best in the Southern California including: the “Australian Garden”, the “California Garden”, the “Lily Ponds”, the “Palm Garden”, the “Herb Garden”, the “Shakespeare Garden” and the “Subtropical Garden”. You’ll need more than one visit to see everything. There are 12 themed gardens to explore. That’s a lot of walking! If you plan on spending the entire day, a water bottle, some sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes and light clothes, a wide hat, and sunglasses.

The gift shop is huge with a large collections of gifts for many a taste. The library is incredible and well organized with amazing collections of rare books and manuscripts, even if you’re not allowed to touch. After a while you’ll find yourself hungry. So you’ll be relieved to know that there are a several options to eat seasonal food made from scratch.

Have an amazing week!!

Water Lily Pond.

The Rose Garden.

The Desert Garden.

Water Fountain at Huntington Library.

The Shakespeare Garden.

The Sculpture Garden.

The Jungle Garden.

Giant Bell at the Japanese Garden.

The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library

Happy May to all and hope you are enjoying the full bloom!

Today I’m sharing some photos from my recently visit to The Huntington Library in San Marino, LA. It’s my second time exploring this beautiful place and it’s interesting to see the different gardens, e.g. the “Japanese Garden”, the “Desert Garden”, and the “Chinese Garden”, as you walk through the grounds. It feels like you’re entering a different world. It’s impressive and peaceful at the same time.

There’s so much to see, it’s best to take your time and come again to see more. The admission is on the expensive side at $23 for adults, but worth every penny …  We visited during the weekdays when it’s less crowded and allowed us to slow down and enjoy each garden, walk slowly and take photographs. When you get exhausted, find a grassy space under the shade of one of the many voluminous tree. It’s a pleasure to just sit for a moment, take in so many different blooming aromas from the gardens and listen to the water of the ponds. Either that or you’re even welcome to nap. Sounds wonderful no?

Hope you enjoy the images; but it’s a far cry from the real experience! I’ll be back with the part 2 post.


Beautiful happy birds singing in sunny days at Huntington garden.

The Golden Barrel cactus from Huntington Desert Garden.

Water Lily pond at Huntington Garden.

Huntington Wooden Bridge of the Japanese Garden.

Lead the way path to the Japanese Garden.