Founded in 1919, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is world-renowned as a cultural, research and educational center. The Botanical Gardens at The Huntington feature more than a dozen specialized gardens spanning 120 acres, including the California Garden, Children's Garden, Desert Garden and Rose Garden.
Completed in 1912, the iconic Japanese Garden features a stroll garden with moon bridge and koi ponds; the historic Japanese House, ceremonial teahouse and famed bonsai collection. Modeled on the temple gardens of Japan, the Zen Court has patterns raked into gravel, rock formations, and shrubbery that symbolize water, space, and movement. In another court, visitors are invited to touch the suiseki (viewing stones).
Designed to promote the rich traditions of Chinese culture, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance (Liu Fang Yuan) is one of the largest classical-style Chinese gardens in the world. In October 2020, a highly-anticipated expansion added 11.5 acres of additional landscape, new pavilions, and a display of penjing (similar to Japanese bonsai). Guests can experience the centuries-old Chinese tradition of private scholars’ gardens by meditating in a pavilion, pausing near a flowing stream, or reading the poetry that fills the garden.