Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, The

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United States of America - California - San Marino

Institution Code: HNT

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, The

Building on Henry E. Huntington’s legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.

Main Address:
Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, The
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino
California 91108 United States of America

Telephone: (626) 405-3505
Fax: (626) 405-3501
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Nicole Cavender
    Curator's Name: Kathy Musial, Curator and Collections Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sean Lahmeyer, Collections and Conservation Manager
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 50
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1903
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 49 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.1277933
    Longitude: -118.1094371
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 14
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 38284
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 25008
  • Special Collections:Agavaceae, Aizoaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Cycadaceae, Liliaceae, Palmae, Aloe (208 spp., 361 taxa), Dichaea (30 spp., 30 taxa), Echeveria (111 spp., 244 taxa), Echinocereus (62 spp., 84 taxa), Eucalyptus (117 spp., 125 taxa), Euphorbia (182 spp., 211 taxa), Mammillaria (200 spp., 242 taxa), Pinus (64 spp., 80 taxa), Salvia (50 spp., 60 taxa), bulbs, succulents, bamboo, palms, Camellia (cultivars), Rosa (cultivars), Nandina (cultivars), native plants - Asia and Australia.Desert plants, mainly succulents and cacti, bulbous plants
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Floristics: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes