May 28, 2016

A Visit to The Huntington Botanical Gardens

If you’re ever in or near Southern California, I encourage you to visit the amazing Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino - they’re simply exquisite.

American railroad magnate, Henry E. Huntington, purchased the property in 1903. At the time, it was a working ranch with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. Today, the estate is home to more than a dozen spectacular botanical collections spread across 120-acres. Among them are the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese Garden - all wonderfully planted and maintained by 40-gardeners, curatorial experts and more than 100-volunteers.

Earlier this month, I flew to the area for some media appearances and business meetings, but had just enough time to also tour The Huntington Botanical Gardens. Here are some of my photos. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, as we celebrate summer and remember those who died while serving in our country's armed forces.