Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

Love of Lotus Pavillion
Beautiful Bonsai
Natalie and Philip at the karesansui garden
Tea Room
Ladies dressed in kimono for Tea Ceremony
Inside Japanese house- Love the bunny!
I love everything about this picture- (except the guy standing on the other side )
Lovely rose in the rose garden

Here are some pictures from our latest trip to the Huntington. On this particular visit,  there was a traditional tea (chado) ceremony. The picture of the women in kimono in tea house was a special capture. I wish I would have brought my larger lens, but I really love this picture!

Our family has been members of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens for many years and we visit quite frequently. If you are a lover of plants, art, culture and beauty, this is the place to go. You could probably spend more than a day exploring, considering its massive size (120 acres to be exact) and more than a dozen different theme gardens to enjoy. The Japanese and Chinese are our favorite by far, but the tropical gardens and cactus gardens are special too. If you are a lover of art, this place has no shortage of it. There are several houses throughout to go and admire all the works of art.

If you can make arrangements ahead of time, I highly recommend enjoying the high tea room- fresh fruit, tiny sandwiches, desserts, salads and of course tea! Please visit for more information. They are located in San Marino, CA


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