From the Chinese Garden, we made our way to the Japanese Garden. The wisteria were no longer blooming when I visited the Huntington Japanese Garden in May 2008. So if you love wisteria as much as I do and want to catch them in bloom, April is definitely the month to visit. Again, read the previous post for some background info on the Japanese Garden, otherwise, mostly pictures.
The entrance to the Japanese Garden from the Chinese Garden is near the tea house. The Japanese Garden is situated sort of in a valley. Winding path down to the bridge and pond, then back up again to a whole archway of wisterias. The Rose Garden is directly on the opposite side of the row of wisteria.
On our way down to the pond.
Up again to the archway of wisteria. Look! It's a bunch of ladies from the Red Hot Society. I ran into them before when dining at Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen - Orange.
"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me..."
-- "Warning" by Jenny Joseph
The tea house on the opposite side where we entered. Down and up again.
Through the columns to the green house where I saw that double coconut seed.
Part one was a ticklish mimosa tree and a very suggestive coconut seed at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - San Marino, followed by a visit to the Chinese Garden and the Japanese Garden.
Other garden pictures may be found in Gardening Updates and other things to do in Explore SoCal.
The Huntington: Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
Monday, and Wednesday to Friday noon to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Children under 5, free
Youths aged 5 to 11, $6
Students with ID, $10
Seniors, $12/weekday and $15 weekends
Adults, $15/weekdays and $20/weekends
First Thursday of each month. Reservations must be made one month in advance. Reserve online or call 1-800-838-3006 and choose an arrival time of 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. No admission without a ticket. No regular admission tickets are sold on Free Day.
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