The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Museum, Library, and Garden
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
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  • "... collections include a Gutenberg Bible, letters and documents by George Washington..." (3 tips)
  • "The Children's garden is wonderful. Be sure to bring a change of..." (3 tips)
  • "... is awesome. Go to the Chinese Garden for an awesome lunch !!!" (3 tips)
  • LA Weekly

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - The Bonsai Courtyard has the Best Itty-Bitty Trees!

    LA Weekly · December 1, 2010
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  • Los Angeles

    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

    Los Angeles · October 13, 2010
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  • Juston P.

    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.

    Juston P. · January 8, 2012
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  • Los Angeles

    Spend a long afternoon w/ a book & cup of tea in the gardens of @TheHuntington @VisitPasadenaCA - http://ht.ly/5CuJ7

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
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  • The Standard

    LA (See) Just a short drive from downtown, visit these beautiful Botanical Gardens all year round.

    The Standard · February 3, 2011
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  • andrew b.

    become a member for early entry so you can see the chinese garden with no one else there (preferably in the rain).

    andrew b. · April 15, 2009
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The Library collections include a Gutenberg Bible, letters and documents by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and a first edition of William Shakespeare’s plays published in 1623. Read more

    K12 Inc · July 5, 2011
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  • Jodi F.

    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!

    Jodi F. · June 7, 2011
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  • mike f.

    Avoid the tea room at all costs. Seems like a fun idea, but the food is awful and expensive.

    mike f. · June 29, 2009
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  • Chris C.

    The Huntington Library is a museum exhibition and botanical garden space located on a large expanse in S. Pasadena. Exhibitions rotate in buildings on the premises; the gardens are breathtaking! Read more

    Chris C. · January 27, 2010
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  • Noah Y.

    Just relax and enjoy the bonsai trees.

    Noah Y. · January 18, 2010
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  • Marc H.

    Go visit the desert section. They have some of the most beautiful cactus in the world. Also check out the "corpse flowers." Read more

    Marc H. · November 29, 2009
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  • Vanity Fair Agenda

    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.

    Vanity Fair Agenda · January 30, 2012
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  • Chris A.

    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!

    Chris A. · January 21, 2012
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  • Gene C.

    Groupon special $60 for membership worth the annual admission!

    Gene C. · August 15, 2010
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  • Lorrie A.

    When visiting around the lunch hour, make your reservations to enjoy English style tea at the The Rose Garden Tea Room Read more

    Lorrie A. · April 27, 2010
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  • 365CheapDates.com K.

    Get BOGO admission with coupon through March 2010 or go for free once per month. This was Cheap Date Idea #13 on my blog. Read more

    365CheapDates.com K. · March 12, 2010
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  • Richard N.

    Go to the Huntington Library & Gardens and belly-flop into the cacti in the Desert section.

    Richard N. · April 18, 2009
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  • Stefan G.

    Japanese garden is awesome. Go to the Chinese Garden for an awesome lunch !!!

    Stefan G. · July 22, 2013
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  • JewelMint

    I love coming to this picture perfect garden to stroll around and take in the natural beauty. - Kate Bosworth

    JewelMint · March 23, 2011
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  • Su L.

    Exploring all the gardens and museums inside, $10 a day, that's quite a bargain, especially on an awesomely sunny day! ^__^

    Su L. · March 26, 2010
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  • Jody B.

    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

    Jody B. · March 15, 2010
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  • Christian A.

    Children's garden is awesome.

    Christian A. · May 27, 2013
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  • Boney

    Very nice place to take walks around

    Boney · January 19, 2013
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  • Marc P.

    One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. A great way to spend an afternoon.

    Marc P. · October 20, 2012
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  • Tamar J.

    make sure to use sunblock when you go, and don't forget sunglasses and hat.

    Tamar J. · July 7, 2012
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  • ELS Language Centers

    Home of a 19th century railroad tycoon features collection of English portraits, French furniture & rare books. Gardens feature a cactus collection & Zen & Japanese gardens. www.huntington.org

    ELS Language Centers · May 7, 2012
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  • Biola University

    Featuring a museum, beautiful sprawling gardens and some of SoCal's best contemplative spaces, the Huntington is a must-see!

    Biola University · September 14, 2011
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  • Vanessa C.

    The Children's garden is wonderful. Be sure to bring a change of clothes with you as they will get wet.

    Vanessa C. · August 29, 2011
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  • Tina F.

    Must have the chocolate mousse at the grill cafe.

    Tina F. · July 3, 2011
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  • Victor C.

    Don't miss the gardens

    Victor C. · June 25, 2011
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  • Rhea B.

    The cactus gardens are in bloom right now. Check out the winding path above the sub-tropical gardens and follow the waterfall.

    Rhea B. · May 7, 2011
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  • NK M.

    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.

    NK M. · October 26, 2010
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  • Bryan P.

    Do the Garden Tour with Big Ed

    Bryan P. · September 11, 2010
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  • myLene m.

    Student price $10

    myLene m. · August 13, 2010
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  • RobbinsBrothers

    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.

    RobbinsBrothers · April 30, 2010
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  • Shaun W.

    Don't get too close to paintings our you still have security following you the whole time.. other than that I enjoyed the visit.

    Shaun W. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Prashant P.

    The Chinese garden (pictured) and the Japanese garden (really cool Bonsai) are musts!

    Prashant P. · February 12
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  • Westfield S.

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Westfield Santa Anita on 2/15/2014! May you enjoy good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the Year of the Horse. Read more

    Westfield S. · February 7
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  • Robert H.

    Take a free tour with 'Big' Ed. Learned a ton!

    Robert H. · February 1
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  • Storage S.

    Put in your hiking shoes & take a stroll in the Botanical Gardens. Don't forget your camera.

    Storage S. · December 1, 2013
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  • Benjamin P.

    Go for the Gutenberg, stay for the Blue Boy.

    Benjamin P. · September 3, 2013
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  • laurie h.

    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!

    laurie h. · August 2, 2013
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  • Los Angeles

    Free admission on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets, which can be reserved online or by phone.

    Los Angeles · August 2, 2013
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  • Los Angeles

    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.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
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  • Dan D.

    Remarkable !

    Dan D. · April 13, 2013
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  • Los Angeles

    $2.00 off Adult Admission, up to four passes

    Los Angeles · March 28, 2013
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  • Adam V.

    Amazing tour if you can take a full tour

    Adam V. · March 16, 2013
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  • Huda I.

    Call ahead for high tea!

    Huda I. · January 12, 2013
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  • Alexis X.

    Great place to get away and take in nature! Check out more great things to do and see at www.xplorela.com

    Alexis X. · November 22, 2012
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