Summer Series: The Rose Garden

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens Summer Series

The Rose Garden

This Summer Series explores some of my favorites gardens. Today let’s discover the Rose Garden.

The 3 acres Rose Garden was created in 1908 to provide floral arrangements to the Huntington home.

The best season to enjoy more than 3,000 roses is stretching from March through November. Meander, scent and set your eyes on beds, and garden arbors including over 1,400 varieties. Look at this garden through rose-colored glasses!

I love to explore the Rose Garden to discover different bouquets, shapes, chromatism, and perfumes. Find out Grand Canyon (Floribunda 1988), Marilyn Monroe, Eiffel Tower, First Crush (Floribunda 2015), Frida Kahlo (2018), Route 66 (Shrub 2001), Ketchup and Mustard (Floribunda 2012), Burst of Joy (Floribunda 2020) to name a few of the beautiful roses.

Did you know?

The Rosa ‘Huntington’s 100th, a pastel pink and yellow rose, celebrates the 2019 Centennial of the Garden.

Ready to explore the Rose Garden?

*COVD-19 update as of October 2020*

  1. Online reservation required (tickets released every other Tuesday at noon).
  2. The gardens are open and the galleries remained closed.
  3. All visitors must respect health and safety protocols.


  • Location: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
  • Hours: 10am-5pm. Closed on Tuesday. Summer evening walks 4:30 pm- 7pm.
  • Admission: $25 on weekdays and $29 on weekends for adults.
  • Duration: from 2 hours to the day
  • Parking: Free on-site lot
  • You can’t bring food inside but the Café provides dining options
  • More information available at

Article based on my visits in 2019 and 2020

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