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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Oct. 13, 2021 by Lucy Arnold
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Hilary Mantel, whose literary archive is held at The Huntington, is one of the most critically acclaimed authors working today ...
Sep. 29, 2021 by Cheryl Cheng
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Calligraphy is one of the oldest and most esteemed art forms in China. Its distinctive quality arises from its duality as both a visual art form and a means of written communication. This becomes apparent...
Sep. 22, 2021 by Clay Stalls
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The Huntington has deep collections on the history of Spanish-speaking North America created from a centurylong record of acquiring materials in this field ...

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