Author Archives: Sean Lahmeyer

Sean Lahmeyer is the Plant Collections and Conservation Manager at The Huntington.



Posted on Aug. 10, 2021 by Sean Lahmeyer
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Soon after Henry E. Huntington purchased the San Marino Ranch (formerly owned by James DeBarth Shorb) in 1903, he learned that many agricultural crops—such as avocados, peaches, and nuts—could be grown...
Posted on Jul. 22, 2020 by Sean Lahmeyer
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When you walk among the living plant collections at The Huntington, especially in the Desert Garden, you may notice that many of the plants have spines ...
Posted on Jul. 18, 2013 by Sean Lahmeyer
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With so many plants in the Desert Garden, it is not surprising that over time some of them begin to blend into the busy landscape ...
Posted on May. 2, 2012 by Sean Lahmeyer
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If you are a gardener in Southern California, chances are you have been relishing the longer days and already notice all of the usual indicators that spring is here ...

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Jul. 26, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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When you step into The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science at The Huntington, you are instantly transported to another world. Consistently warm and humid conditions create a pocket...
Jul. 19, 2022 by Vanessa Wilkie
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In 1736, just four days before Christmas, 5-year-old Mary “Molly” Leigh wrote a formal letter to her father, Theophilus Leigh, Master of Balliol College, Oxford. The first page of the letter is ruled...
Jul. 5, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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In the botanical world, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, has been an A-list celebrity. The Huntington first acquired one in March 1999, and five months later, the Scott Gallery Loggia was the...

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