Huntington Museum and Gardens

The final stop on my Los Angeles adventure was the Huntington Museum and Gardens. What an exquisite museum. It is a must see while in LA. Words cannot describe its beauty. The Huntington’s amassed their wealth in the railroad industry and real estate. Originally from the East they fell in love with California and were one of the earliest couples to promote cultural philanthropy.

First Stop: The American Collection

Here unique pieces of Americana are displayed.

A Gilbert Stuart of George Washington

The greenhouse held unique plants and fish.

But perhaps the most interesting part of the Botanical Gardens was the Children’s Area. Was wonderful to see many parents involved with their children.

More gardens..

Diana, the Warrior

Take time to explore the Chinese and Japanese Gardens which folks from round the world come to visit.

The Museums priceless Blue Boy and Pinky are on display. This gallery is in the Huntington Home which is undergoing renovation.

At the end of your visit have a bite at the Museum restaurant – delicious – and the gift shop has many fine gift ideas.

To visit the Huntington reservations are required. I was blessed to find someone break that rule and let me in but do plan ahead for your visit. You’ll want to visit and never leave.

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