The Huntington Library is named for Henry E. Huntington who founded the gardens in 1919. With business holdings including railroad companies, utilities and real estate, he built a financial empire but also desired to build something beautiful and rare. Huntington’s special interests in books, art, and gardening allowed him to establish a prolific art collection and an array of botanical gardens representing many of the geographic ranges worldwide.
The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens are an incredible and ever-changing historical site. Covering over 120 acres, there are more than a dozen specialized gardens, each encompassing a particular theme. Among the most remarkable are the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden–each one is a delight for the senses and an immersion into that particular style of landscaping.
The Library is also incredible, with an extraordinary collection of rare books and manuscripts in British and American history. The library has on display some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American civilization. Altogether there are about 6 million items.
Luxe Tip: Did you know you can have your wedding at Huntington Gardens? Each year, they accept a very small number of private wedding celebration for discerning clients.
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Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2100
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