The Huntington Botanical Gardens

Encompassing about 120 acres, the botanical gardens feature 16 stunning themed gardens. In 1903 Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch about 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. His superintendent, William Hertrich (1878–1966), was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of The Huntington's botanical gardens. The property—originally nearly 600 acres—today covers 207 acres, 120 of which are open to visitors and include some 15,000 different varieties of plants.

Collections, Research, and Programming

In addition to 120 acres of themed gardens, The Huntington has significant holdings of botanical living collections including  orchidscamelliascycads, and bonsai, examples of which may be found throughout the grounds. These core collections are being preserved, expanded, studied, and promoted for public appreciation, and support many areas of botanical research including conservation and cryopreservation. The collections also serve as the foundation of The Huntington's educational programming, including botanical lectures, gardening workshops and demonstrations, and plant sales. 

What's Blooming

There's always something blooming at The Huntington! Check out what's in bloom now, then visit the blooming calendar to see what's blooming the rest of the year. 

Themed Gardens

The Huntington is home to 16 spectacular themed gardens spread across 120 acres.

Australian Garden
 
Australian Garden
 
California Garden
Camellia Garden
 
Camellia Garden
 
Children's Garden
 
Chinese Garden
Conservatory
 
Conservatory
 
Desert Garden
Herb Garden
 
Herb Garden
 
Japanese Garden
Jungle Garden
 
Jungle Garden
Lily Ponds
 
Lily Ponds
Palm Garden
 
Palm Garden
Ranch Garden
 
Ranch Garden
Shakespeare Garden
 
Shakespeare Garden
Subtropical Garden
 
Subtropical Garden
Garden Sculptures and Fountains
 
Garden Sculptures & Fountains
Mausoleum
 
Mausoleum

Get Tickets

General admission tickets may be purchased onsite at the time of your visit, or online, and include all exhibitions, galleries, and gardens.

Tickets

Garden Tours

Book a tour
Free garden tours
Self-guided tours

#AtTheH

Something's always blooming at The Huntington! Check out the garden pics posted by our visitors this week. Tag your photos #AtTheH or @TheHuntingtonLibrary and we'll share them here and on our Instagram.

 
 
 
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