Huntington Gardens

20 08 2009

The Huntington Botanical Gardens is a lovely place to spend a day or multiple days in the Los Angeles area. Matt and I went for an afternoon and we could have easily spent much more time exploring the beautiful and unique gardens and fantastic library.

The entrance fee is $20 per person on weekends and we decided that it was well worth this price. The gardens are extensive, as is the library that we rushed through 30 minutes before it closed.

We were mostly excited about the Japanese Garden, herb garden, and first-edition texts on display in the library. The new Chinese Garden needs a bit of work, and we thought that having a refreshment stand right there gave it a more commerical feel.

Overall, I wished we had more time to explore all of the parts of the Garden and even linger in the library (I usually don’t like anything resembling a museum, and I am not ashamed to admit it). I highly recommend building this into your schedule if you ever visit Los Angeles.





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20 08 2009


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