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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.

'Huntington's 100th' Rose
A special variety of rose, 'Huntington's 100th', provides a quintessential touch to The Huntington's Centennial. The pastel yellow and orchid pink floribunda was hybridized by Tom Carruth, The Huntington's E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, and is on display in the historic Rose Garden, as well as in a dedicated garden just north of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The hybrid's abundant blooms emit an intense fragrance of lemon blossom with a hint of baby powder. If you missed the rose lecture and sale on Jan. 9, the next opportunity will be at the Spring Plant Sale, April 24-26. You can also find 'Huntington's 100th' at local nurseries, sometimes under the synonym, Life of the Party; they are the same rose.

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
 
Rose Garden
Shakespeare Garden
 
Shakespeare Garden
Subtropical Garden
 
Subtropical Garden
Garden Sculptures and Fountains
 
Garden Sculptures & Fountains
Mausoleum
 
Mausoleum

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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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