Botanical Programs

Plant Sales

The annual Spring Plant Sale and Fall Plant Sale treat visitors to thousands of rare and beautiful plants, including many uncommon varieties hard to find at commercial nurseries. Huntington staff and volunteers are on hand to answer questions about plant selection and care, as well as offer advice on a variety of gardening topics. See calendar for upcoming sales.

2nd Thursday Garden Talks

World-renowned authors and garden experts present on the latest trends in horticulture in these informative monthly talks. A plant sale follows each lecture. See calendar for upcoming topics and speakers.

Garden Tours

The Huntington offers a variety of botanical tours for visitors. Drop-in on a free docent-led tour, arrange a group tour, book a specialty tour, explore our botanical collections tours, or explore the gardens on your own with an audio tour.

Botany Bay Lecture Series

This monthly series encourages “citizen scientists” to explore the wonders of the plant world through discussion and hands-on experiments led by garden director, Jim Folsom. See calendar for upcoming lectures.

East Asian Garden Lecture Series

Scholars and garden professionals from around the world present informative lectures on East Asian gardening traditions. See calendar for upcoming topics and speakers.

Music in the Chinese Garden

Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. See calendar for next performance.

Historia Plantarum Lecture Series

Historian Alain Touwaide leads this ongoing series about the history of medicinal plants from the time of Hippocrates and Cleopatra to the modern era. See calendar for next lecture.

Ranch Open House/Clinic

Learn about sustainable gardening and other gardening tips at The Ranch’s weekly open house. The Ranch Clinic offers free gardening workshops on certain weeks. See calendar for upcoming events.

Japanese Teahouse Tour

Monthly informal tours allow visitors to peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn about the traditions behind its use. See calendar for upcoming tours.