Sherman Library & Gardens, Newport Beach

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The Sherman Library and Gardens are botanical gardens in Corona del Mar, California. The gardens are open to the public every day, except major holidays. An admission fee is charged on most days. Today's garden began in 1955 when Arnold D. Haskell bought the Norman's Nursery property. Haskell named the Library and Gardens after his mentor and benefactor, M. H. Sherman.
The gardens include patios and conservatories, seasonal flower beds, and fountains. Collections range from desert plants to tropical vegetation. The Cactus and Succulent Garden includes a California pepper tree. A tropical conservatory at the site features orchids, heliconias, and gingers. The Rose Garden has roses, the Fern Grotto exhibits mature staghorn ferns, the Japanese Garden includes a bo tree, and the Herb Garden shows a variety of herbs, including chocolate and orange-mint, tri-color and society garlic.
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  • and the Shop had all kinds of nice stuff! This was my second trip to the Sherman Library and Gardens and a different season. Both visits have been good. If you want to eat lunch there be sure to.....  more
    and the Shop had all kinds of nice stuff! This was my second trip to the Sherman Library and Gardens and a different season. Both visits have been good. If you want to eat lunch there be sure to.....  more »
  • Such a hidden gem! Loved the collection of plants and displays throughout the gardens. I was intrigued by all the beautiful pinks and purples in so many of the plant varieties. 
    Such a hidden gem! Loved the collection of plants and displays throughout the gardens. I was intrigued by all the beautiful pinks and purples in so many of the plant varieties.  more »
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  • Gorgeous botanical gardens with a large variety of tropical plants, ferns, orchids and fuchsia, as well as cactus and succulents. The docents lead very informative tours, well worth doing. Admission is $5 and parking is free in their parking lot, although their parking lot does fill up on weekends by about 11 am, so get there by 10:30 am on weekends to get a spot, otherwise you will be hunting for 2-hour parking spots on the street.
  • It’s a cute small botanical garden. My favorite were the turtles and the area that had plants we could touch and smell. It’s a great place for a cute date or to take your mom to 😂 I would buy a plant here too! The best part is the garden is near other areas that sell second hand luxury goods and a beach. So you can make a small day out of it.

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