The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California may very well be one of the most lavish landscapes on earth. The solace initiated by a walk through any one of the sixteen specialized gardens is a truly mystifying experience. The grounds hum with a soothing intensity as unmitigated beauty engulfs the senses to celestial degree. The garden seems to defy the laws of time and space, serving as a portal to a rich utopian macrocosm; an exuberant lobby to the Land of Nod. Comprised of twenty-thousand types of plants, eighteen hundred rose species and cultivars, twelve hundred camellia cultivars, and five thousand cacti and succulents, this wonderfully illustrated volume presents a comprehensive look at the gardenís diversity and history. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library provides readers with a remarkable showcase of this exotic environment.
Paperback, 200 pages, full-color illustrations.