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Photography Monday: The Huntington’s Japanese Garden

For our Mother’s Day celebration, our mothers decided they wanted to visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.  It is a gem tucked away in the pastoral landscape of San Marino, California.  A destination site filled with many things to see and do and not enough time to accomplish it all in one day.  First stop of the visit was the Japanese Garden.  This garden was recently renovated last year to celebrate its centennial.

The first view of the garden as you leave the famed Rose Garden.

The first view of the garden as you leave the famed Rose Garden.

The sun has set these Japanese maple leaves on fire.

The sun has set these Japanese maple leaves on fire.

The nine-acre site has picture-postcard views, of koi-filled ponds, distinctive moon bridge, and historic Japanese house.

The nine-acre site has picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds, a distinctive moon bridge, and a historic Japanese house.

A close-up of a beautiful Japanese maple tree.

A close-up of a beautiful Japanese maple tree.

The Japanese Garden is among the oldest and most elaborate of its kind in America.

The Japanese Garden is among the oldest and most elaborate of its kind in America.

Begun in 1911, it was inspired by widespread Western fascination with Asian culture.  After the institution opened to the public in 1928, the Japanese Garden became a major draw for visitors.  It is one of the most iconic landscapes at The Huntington and will continue to be so for many years to come.  For more information, please visit this site.

Next week, we will visit the Chinese Garden at The Huntington.

*Tina

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2 thoughts on “Photography Monday: The Huntington’s Japanese Garden

  1. Thanks for your lovely post with information. I love Japanese Gardens. Everything is there for a purpose and looks so simple and beautiful! Like your images!

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