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LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - The Bonsai Courtyard has the Best Itty-Bitty Trees!
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States and includes a copy of the Gutenberg Bible
The whole place is spectacular, but I'm particularly partial to the cactus garden, which looks like it's a set from a low-budget sci-fi movie.
LA (See) Just a short drive from downtown, visit these beautiful Botanical Gardens all year round.
become a member for early entry so you can see the chinese garden with no one else there (preferably in the rain).
Did you know that one of TV’s funniest and most successful comedies, THE BIG BANG THEORY, is set in Pasadena? Give it up for the hometown heroes when it’s Emmy voting time!
Avoid the tea room at all costs. Seems like a fun idea, but the food is awful and expensive.
Just relax and enjoy the bonsai trees.
A Los Angeles gem and a “must do” for any visitor or local. Plan to spend at least half a day here exploring the various gardens (where many movies have been filmed) and the historic mansion.
Not only is the library here simply fantastic, but the grounds are so magical that seemingly every third movie you see has scenes shot on their grounds. Thousands of great places to read here!
Groupon special $60 for membership worth the annual admission!
Go to the Huntington Library & Gardens and belly-flop into the cacti in the Desert section.
I love coming to this picture perfect garden to stroll around and take in the natural beauty. - Kate Bosworth
Exploring all the gardens and museums inside, $10 a day, that's quite a bargain, especially on an awesomely sunny day! ^__^
Be sure to get reservations to the Tea Room. If you can't get them, then show up at 10:45 AM, they can usually get you a table. Delicious Tea and a Fantastic Buffet of Snacks and Salads. Yum
Japanese garden is awesome. Go to the Chinese Garden for an awesome lunch !!!
Children's garden is awesome.
Very nice place to take walks around
One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. A great way to spend an afternoon.
make sure to use sunblock when you go, and don't forget sunglasses and hat.
Featuring a museum, beautiful sprawling gardens and some of SoCal's best contemplative spaces, the Huntington is a must-see!
The Children's garden is wonderful. Be sure to bring a change of clothes with you as they will get wet.
Must have the chocolate mousse at the grill cafe.
Don't miss the gardens
The cactus gardens are in bloom right now. Check out the winding path above the sub-tropical gardens and follow the waterfall.
Definitely come here on their Free Days! (First Thursday of each month) Free tickets are free (up to 5) and can be requested by calling their ticketing agency at 800-838-3006 or also reserve online.
Do the Garden Tour with Big Ed
Student price $10
A gorgeous place to propose! I helped my friend set up a marriage proposal at the "Love Gazebo" and he surprised his fiance with a gorgeous A Jaffe ring - from @RobbinsBrothers.
The Chinese garden (pictured) and the Japanese garden (really cool Bonsai) are musts!
Take a free tour with 'Big' Ed. Learned a ton!
Put in your hiking shoes & take a stroll in the Botanical Gardens. Don't forget your camera.
Go for the Gutenberg, stay for the Blue Boy.
Beautiful! Took my mother who hates to pay for anything and said it was best $20 she ever spent! That is saying a lot! Suggest to go spring and fall. Summer was brutally hot so don't go then!
Free admission on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets, which can be reserved online or by phone.
The Palm Garden at The Huntington Library remains relatively unknown. Here, you'll walk in the presence of over 200 species of palms, one of the largest collections on public display in California.
$2.00 off Adult Admission, up to four passes
Amazing tour if you can take a full tour
Call ahead for high tea!
Best in Spring and Fall. Summer gets a bit too hot and in Winter, everything's hibernating and they use the chance to close things down and do work for Spring.