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The Huntington Desert Garden

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Very interesting and cool!

There are lots of cacti and very prickly objects! One of the best gardens at the Huntington and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Extensive garden with mature specimens

So much to see here. Many California Live Oaks with paths through the desert garden that are easy... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of cacti and very prickly objects! One of the best gardens at the Huntington and overall a very different, cool, and interesting place. If you are here, this is a must. In the top 3 gardens at the Huntington.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nathanielb17nyc
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

So much to see here. Many California Live Oaks with paths through the desert garden that are easy to walk. New plant material is included among existing mature specimens.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fas19010
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We went with our daughter and we had a great time.It was during Chinese New Year. We got a years membership right after.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Isabel D
Reviewed 18 September 2018

All the gardens are great-look here if you want to get your desert on! They have a great dining area too-lots of variety.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank debPasadena_CA
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The cactus garden is magnificent - a very large collection of cactus beautifully arranged, many with large interesting flowers. You could probably spend an hour or more just in the cactus garden and not see everything. Try to visit in the morning or evening, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The Huntington Gardens are magnificent, and the Desert Garden in my opinion is the most spectacular one. I strongly suggest it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamesgoren
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The Huntington Gardens has one of the most spectacular, vibrant, colorful array of cactuses that I have ever seen. I never realized the Color and variation that could happen in a cactus garden until I came here. Why would make a day of it and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place was magical, we were fortunate to see all the flowers in bloom. Highly recommended for anyone.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Huntington Desert Garden is a wonderful place to take visitors or visit if you are a cactus lover. Be aware that the walking is somewhat steep in some areas and perhaps not the easiest for those w/ mobility problems. On hot days, it may...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dessertarian44
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I nearly passed this garden by, as the idea didn't appeal to me, but I am so glad we went. It's like something out of a fairy tale; like nothing you've seen before! We couldn't believe some of the plants were real. We also saw...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from RChangla | Reviewed this property |
Yesterday we were in the garden, but my wife was too tired to walk. At 2/3 of the route, we took a rest, and there was a electrical car with six passenger seats passing by, the driver let us get on and finish the last 1/3... More