Botanical Living Collections
The Huntington's collection of living plants concentrates on several core collections, our most significant holdings of living plants we are preserving, expanding, studying, and promoting for public appreciation. These include orchids, cycads, camellias, and bonsai. The living collections are part of the 16 spectacular themed gardens spread across 120 acres for visitors to enjoy.
With over 10,000 orchids, The Huntington has one of the largest orchid collections in the United States, specializing in an array of genera including Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cymbidium, Cattleya, Stanhopea, Lycaste, and various botanical species
Numbering in the hundreds, the bonsai collection is one of the largest in the United States, representing many different species, styles and sizes, from centuries-old twisted junipers to majestic pines, and stately elm forests.
When many parts of the country are blanketed by snow, the winter landscape at The Huntington is covered with camellias. Most of them are at the peak of their bloom in January and February, putting on a dazzling display in the North Vista, Japanese Garden, and the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.