Saturday, June 18, 2011

In The Rose Garden At The Huntington Library

Can you see the hairs on the legs of the little green spider?
Sorry, I didn't get the name of this rose. I had mon amour with me
 with a little note pad and pen. I hope we got the rest right. The garden has
1800 different rose plants in it. This is just a fraction. I was in seventh heaven.
I almost spent the whole time in the rose garden. The library grounds covers
 over 200 acres.Huntington Library and Gardens is located in San Marino,
California next door to Pasadena, California. The admission fee is $15.00
during the week. Closed on Tuesdays.

Prima Ballerina Lite Pink

Hero

Brilliant Pink Iceberg


French Lace

Sonia

Regensberg

Red Queen

Livin Easy

Day Breaker

Bronze Star

Tamora
Tamora (The bees were very busy the day we were there)

A shot of a small section of the rose garden. This is the most amazing place.
 This was my first time. I can't believe I've lived here all my life
and missed this. What is new since 2008 is the overhead spot lighting in the
Euopean gallery so when you take a photo in that building without a flash there
is a better chance of it turning out. This is an hour's drive from where we live.
 We arrived at 11:00am. We were two hours in the rose garden.
  and two hours in the gallery. We took a free tram tour of the grounds.
The grounds always close at 4:30pm. We had lunch in the cafe, one of three places to
eat at the Huntington. No picnics allowed.



11 comments:

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You seemed to visit so many beautiful parks and libraries! The roses are so gorgeous and they're one of my favorite flowers! I feel like I could get lost in there for hours! xoxoxoo

beachcomber said...

just beautiful flowers and photos! my favs are all the light pinks and the soft yellow.
cheryl x

adele said...

These photo's are stunning & the detail is amazing especially on the green spider! Roses are one of my favourite flowers, but the ones in my garden are nowhere near on this scale.
Have a great weekend & hope to see you next week xoxo
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Erin said...

Wow! There are soo many breeds of roses! I had no idea! Thanks you for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

xx

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Michelle Lee said...

Beautiful roses :)

MM said...

Heavenly! I think the roses are the most beautiful flowers on earth. Beautiful pictures!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xoxoxo

Camille said...

what a beautiful gardern! such pretty flowers! love it!

Laura said...

Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for linking up this week at A Place for Tea. Had you not, I wouldn't have found your beautiful blog. Many thanks. Lx

From California With Love said...

These flowers are extremely beautiful! And so are the photos.
Have a nice week :)

The Style Crone said...

Stunningly beautiful. How wonderful that this slice of heaven is so close to your home.

retrorevival.biz said...

You really do taking stunningly beautiful photos! Have you considered putting together a book? Oooh, how I'd love to snap up a copy of your first-ever coffee table book of roses (hint, hint!).

~Cindy