The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Museum, Library, and Garden
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
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Based on 318 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Storage S.
    "Put in your hiking shoes & take a stroll in the Botanical Gardens."(9 Tips)
    Stefan G.
    "Go to the Chinese Garden for an awesome lunch !!!"(4 Tips)
    ELS Language Centers
    "Gardens feature a cactus collection & Zen & Japanese gardens."(3 Tips)
    K12 Inc
    "Library collections include a Gutenberg Bible"(3 Tips)
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  • gardens
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  • gutenberg bible
  • free admission
  • species of palms
  • roses
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  • café
  • hiking shoes
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  • Jamie B.

    Hey The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, join Freebie! Read more

    Jamie Bacani · May 13
  • Stuart W.

    Garden terrace of the cafe is a beautiful place for lunch.

    Stuart Wurtman · April 12
  • Stuart W.

    I was most impressed by the baroque-style (not era, per se) pieces in the Huntington Art Gallery. Even this gallery is too much for a day. I don't live close but am considering annual membership.

    Stuart Wurtman · April 12
  • Winnie K.

    Fave: gardens - Chinese, Japanese

    Winnie Khoo · April 1
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The library's botanical gardens feature more than 200 species of palm trees - one of the largest collections in California.

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 12
  • Paul

    Beautiful grounds and amazing collections. Go early, you can't see it all in one day!

    Paul · February 28
  • Tessa C.

    It's absolutely lovely to go alone or on a date

    Tessa Caetano · February 19
  • John L.

    peaceful and beautiful

    John Lisowski · February 18
  • Kelley L.

    Bring your student ID to save $10 off adult admission price!

    Kelley L. · February 1
  • Terri P.

    High tea and walking the gardens.

    Terri Porras · January 31
  • Katrina Z.

    Must see. Beautiful garden.

    Katrina Zai · January 28
  • Lenore E.

    Beautiful gardens and art galleries. Outside food not allowed.

    Lenore Ettinger · January 18
  • LA Weekly

    Named Best Afternoon Tea Los Angeles 2014 in our 2014 Best of LA issue! Read more

    LA Weekly · October 9, 2014
  • Robin D.

    It's under construction right now

    Robin Doranski · September 19, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    Make time for Everything: Library, Museum & Botanical Gardens. Check Online or Tips for free admission "donation"/ parking. Advanced reservations for the Tea Room. Sack lunches/ picnics are cool too!

    Joseph K · August 30, 2014
  • Krista S.

    Beautiful place. Check out the Japanese and botanical gardens!

    Krista S · August 19, 2014
  • Jana S.

    Beautiful grounds. Great place to photograph hummingbirds

    Jana Sanae · August 10, 2014
  • Rocky S.

    Amazing children's garden

    Rocky Supinger · August 9, 2014
  • Ralph D.

    Chinese garden is amazing!!!

    Ralph Diaz · August 1, 2014
  • Candice H.

    Become a member and enter all year free with a guest. Try out the High Tea Room for lunch while you are there. Reservations for High Tea are a must in advance.

    Candice Harding · July 22, 2014
  • MJ P.

    Desert garden should not be overlooked!

    MJ Pestañas · May 25, 2014
  • Susan W.

    Go soon and often

    Susan Wiens · April 28, 2014
  • 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 Wilson · April 6, 2014
  • Prashant P.

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

    Prashant Patel · February 12, 2014
  • 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 Santa Anita · February 7, 2014
  • Robert H.

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

    Robert Hernandez · February 1, 2014
  • Storage S.

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

    Storage Solution-Lancaster · December 1, 2013
  • Benjamin P.

    Go for the Gutenberg, stay for the Blue Boy.

    Benjamin Phelps · September 3, 2013
  • 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 hickey · August 2, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stefan G.

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

    Stefan Gnessin · July 22, 2013
  • Christian A.

    Children's garden is awesome.

    Christian Anderson · May 27, 2013
  • Dan D.

    Remarkable !

    Dan Dennison · April 13, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    $2.00 off Adult Admission, up to four passes

    Los Angeles · March 28, 2013
  • Adam V.

    Amazing tour if you can take a full tour

    Adam Verharst · March 16, 2013
  • Boney

    Very nice place to take walks around

    Boney · January 19, 2013
  • Huda I.

    Call ahead for high tea!

    Huda I · January 12, 2013
  • Alexis

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

    Alexis · November 22, 2012
  • Marc P.

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

    Marc Phillips · October 20, 2012
  • Tamar J.

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

    Tamar Jar · July 7, 2012
  • Mark A.

    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.

    Mark Attew · May 27, 2012
  • Laura K.

    Take the garden tour with Alan, he's the best!

    Laura K · May 25, 2012
  • David B.

    Enjoy the "Visions of Empire" exhibit sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad!

    David Black · May 22, 2012
  • 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.

    ELS Language Centers · May 7, 2012
  • Charity S.

    Blown away,

    Charity Sanchez · April 20, 2012
  • Zainal A.

    cooling down dulu ah.....

    Zainal Aja · March 21, 2012
  • DP

    Gutenberg Bible- $50,000 paid by Henry Huntington in 1911, the highest price ever paid for a book.

    DP · February 18, 2012
  • Elizabeth S.

    Check out the camellia garden! Beautiful during the first part of the year!

    Elizabeth Schoettger · February 16, 2012
  • 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