We Stayed All Day

As I explained on Monday, 0n Memorial Day, I went with my family to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.  We spent the day there because there was so much to see.

This museum owns 207 acres.  Of those, 120 are landscaped and divided into their various botanical gardens.

In Monday’s post I showcased the cacti and succulents and some non-desert flowers.  Today I want to share more of the gardens with you.

Their Japanese garden is gorgeous and complete with a traditional Japanese house, Zen garden, and a collection of bonsai trees.

These bonsai trees are larger than the sort you usually see at a store.  These were a couple of feet tall.

After the Japanese gardens, we visited the greenhouse and saw the carnivorous plants.


After the greenhouse, we visited the herb garden with its calming colors and fragrances.


At the end we took pictures on the statue-bordered lawn.  Maybe you recognize it from the movie The Wedding Planner You remember what happens to one of the statues, right?


After we left we found a Persian restaurant for dinner. Next time we go to the Huntington, I want to take tea in their tea room.  I hope the library will be open by then because, after all, it is a library ;).


Filed under Creative Nonfiction, Photographs, Sightseeing & Travel

11 responses to “We Stayed All Day

  1. Sounds like fun!

  2. It would take all day to see all these sights, stopping to take pictures and “smelling the roses.” Beautiful place.

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  4. Beautiful photos! What a great way to spend the day.

  5. More beautiful images!

  6. Wow! What a beautiful place and spectacular photos, Luanne! And yes, I do remember what happened in The Wedding Planner…hilarious! 🙂

    • Luanne

      Hah, I am so glad somebody caught that reference! Thanks, Jill! If you ever get a chance to visit, you won’t be sorry!

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