Starting July 1, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino will reopen to non-members, giving you another outdoor space to explore with kids. (These other LA botanical gardens are open, too.) Read on for details on the new safety measures along with a guide on exploring the sprawling 130-acre garden.
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, and admissions will be limited to 1500 people, about a third of the average amount of visitors. Before entering, there will be a temperature check and masks must be worn at all times. Unfortunately, high-touch areas as the Children’s Garden and The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science, as well as the galleries and other indoor spaces, will remain closed at least until the fall.
This 9-acre Zen garden within Huntington is open, complete with a moon bridge, koi-filled ponds and bonsai court.
Be sure to also check the Chinese Garden with its stunning 1.5-acre lake, stone bridges and waterfalls. Also in bloom? The stunning lotus flowers.
Escape to the lush Jungle Garden, featuring tall shaded trees, towering bamboo, climbing vines, tucked-away waterfalls and giant leaves.
Wander through the three-acre Rose Garden. With more than 3,000 individual plants, the garden is full of color and smells oh-so sweet.
The Huntington will be open 7 days a week in July and August, 10a.m.–5 p.m., for more visiting opportunities! There will also be additional evening hours, from 5:30p.m.-8p.m, for Huntington Garden Strolls. See calendar for additional dates and details.
Admission: $25 for adults on weekdays; $29 on weekends; $13 for kids aged 4-11; children under 4 are free.
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