By KATHERINE SNAVELY
On February 3rd REV’s Art students took a field trip to The Huntington Library Art Collection and Botanical Gardens in San Marino to see the art gallery and botanical gardens. The artists paintings range from the famous Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie, along with a thousand other paintings and sculptures. The Huntington is the home to Henry and Arabella Huntington who loved collecting art. In 1919 they signed the indenture that transferred their property and collections to a nonprofit educational trust, which then created The Huntington Library Art collections and Botanical Gardens. Henry Huntington died in 1927 and Arabella three years later. They are both buried in a mausoleum on the property.
There are twelve different botanical gardens but the time was limited so we only got to see the Japanese and chinese gardens. Other gardens include the Rose garden, Jungle and many more. In these gardens there are over 15,000 different plants from Magnolia flowers to the Bunny ear Cactus.
I really enjoyed The Huntington. The artwork was beautiful and the grounds were breathtaking. I could have spent hours just touring the gardens. I plan on visiting again so I can view all the art and gardens we didn’t have time to see.
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, Ca 91108
Closed on Tuesday
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