The Huntington Gardens span nearly 120 acres with approximately 15,000 kinds of plants from all over the world. In addition to dozens of theme gardens there is a conservatory and a Children’s Garden. The Huntington encompasses 207 acres of land in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, amid a diverse botanical collection of rare plants, shrubs, and mature trees. While The Huntington does not function as a wildlife center, the lush landscape does provide a natural habitat for many birds – including red-shouldered hawks, California quail, Canada geese, and barn owls. Along with three different species of squirrels, it is not uncommon to see raccoons, possums, and, occasionally, coyotes on the property.
Free tours of the gardens are available with general admission or membership. Tours offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Times vary depending on docent availability; please check in at the entrance kiosk on arrival for the day’s schedule of garden tours. Free tours may not be reserved in advance. Tours not available on Tuesdays and Free Days.
Hours: 10am to 5pm. The Huntington is closed on Tuesdays, and on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Independence Day.