Huntington Library of Pasadena
Hi Friends! I hope you all had a great Super Bowl Sunday this past weekend. Mine was fantastic because I spent it at the Huntington Library and NOT watching football (my least favorite sport ever). If you live in Southern California and haven’t visited, you are really missing out! Here are some of my photos from the day.
As you can see we spent our time in the gardens mostly. Our favorite are the Chinese & Japanese gardens. We also love the rose garden but because of the time of year it was completely trimmed and not a single flower to be seen. I’d love to go back when they are in bloom and check out the Tea Room for lunch. I was excited to see that the Chinese Gardens had completed construction, however, hey are still doing construction in other areas of the property.
Edward Huntington, the founder, initially purchased this land in the late 1800’s. He was a very successful businessman and developer who enjoyed art collecting. After he retired he focused his energy to the development of his collection. In 1919, he signed over his property to a non-profit educational trust and henceforth his private property became The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens.
This visit we didn’t go inside the buildings although I do enjoy looking inside. The art collection is my favorite of the buildings but they also have a science building and a couple newer buildings. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the internet that show more of what it has to offer.
You can visit their website here for more information and pricing.
I hope you guys have a great week! 🙂