Huntington Botanical Gardens
Huntington Botanical Gardens
If you happen to go to California, you should come to the Huntington Botanical Garden. The garden was built by a devoted-man to beauty, education, and research, Henry Huntington, in 1919. This is a world-class nonprofit institution now a days and is as one of the centers of research, culture, and education.
This garden is an exhibition of beautiful and stunning colorful plants and flowers which will make us feel fresh and healthy. They cover a 120-acre area. In this garden—the home of specialized gardens—visitors can enjoy Rose Garden, the Dessert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Chinese Garden, and the Palm Garden of subtropical herbs and jungle. Students can come to its Botanical Education Center where they can find Children’s garden called Helen and Peter Bing, and a conservatory for botanical science—the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory.
In this conservatory, people, especially students of middle-school can learn about the fundamentals of botany with the plants available there. The plants and the hosts surely will tap the students’ imagination and touch their senses. The Helen and Peter Bing garden is suitable for children of 2 to 7 years old.
Another greatest thing about this garden is the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. This library is available for anyone especially those who love or learn about history and literature of British and American. Extraordinary collections of rare books and manuscripts can be found and read there.
The American West Study is great to do here since it has complete materials, such as American Western Settlement, the Development of Southern California, the Gold Rush, and the Experience of Overland Pioneer. This is why it’s considered one of the most complete libraries for research in the USA for its six-million collections. Moreover, the library building was extended about 90.000 square feet for scholars, conservation, storage, preservation, and staff.
Besides rare books and manuscripts, there is a three-gallery separated beautifully and elegantly on the Grounds of Huntington. This is the home of American and European art collections. The Gallery of Mary Lou and George Boone is used for changing exhibitions. The Huntington Art Gallery that used to be the Huntington Residence is the home of British and French art collections of 18th and 19th centuries.
The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
The programs for education in Huntington Garden are available for so many people, such as school teachers, common visitors, members of many different institutions, adult, and children. The programs are free-of-charged field-trip programs that are made interesting, lively, and various. They are available from students of preschools to classroom teachers of K12. The Huntington Garden’s scholars and educators have developed the lesson plans of humanities, science, and arts. In fact, these developed lesson plans are used throughout USA.
This Huntington Botanical Gardens Los Angeles completed with its wildlife is absolutely a must to see. If you plan to come here, keep in mind that you can start by visiting the gallery called Maple Orientation, the center of Visitor and Education. Learn well about the gardens, galleries, maps, highlights and other important things. Surely you don’t want to miss any important things, right? It is also a must to know other things before you visit the garden. Here are some of the dos and don’ts you should know:
- Do not bring foods on the grounds. Visitors are to eat at tea rooms and cafes.
- Do not smoke
- Do not remove plants, fruits and flowers
- Do not bring musical instruments
- Do not bring pets
- Do not feed the wildlife
- Reserve wheelchairs in advance
- Sport equipment, bicycles, and skateboards are not allowed to bring
- Read the guidance to take film, picture, and paint
You can’t wait to visit this place, right? So, are you ready to reserve a ticket to visit this Huntington Garden of Botanic? Good Luck!