The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational center serving scholars and the general public. Surrounded by 120 acres of breathtaking gardens highlighting diverse botanical collections are two art galleries and a library, which showcase magnificent collections of rare books and manuscripts, European art from the 15th to the early 20th century, and American art from the late 17th to the mid 20th century. Each year, more than 600,000 visitors from around the world enjoy The Huntington, and more than 1,700 researchers conduct scholarly studies among the vast collections.

Photo captions and credits:

  1. 18th-century British “grand manner” portraits (including Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, 1770, center) are showcased in the Thornton Portrait Gallery in the Huntington Art Gallery, the former residence of the museum’s founders. Photo: John Edward Linden.
  2. View of the Rose Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo: Alexander Vertikoff.
  3. View of the Library Exhibition Hall at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo: Alexander Vertikoff.
  4. View of The Huntington’s Chinese garden, named the Garden of Flowing Fragrance (Liu Fang Yuan), features a complex of tile-roofed pavilions situated around a large lake.
  5. View of the North Vista at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo: Tim Street-Porter.