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Botanical Gardens at The Huntington
Another World Lies Beyond: Creating Liu Fang Yuan
Desert Plants: A Curator's Introduction
Camellias: A Curator's Introduction
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The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington
Written by: The Directors and Curators
Format: Paperback, 200 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, 270 color illustrations
The Huntington Botanical Gardens are a remarkable showcase of exotic plants from all over the world, and this lavishly illustrated volume presents a comprehensive look at these diverse plantings, from towering landmark trees to minuscule desert succulents. The book's 270 color illustrations feature highlights from the Huntington's sixteen specialized gardens, which comprise twenty thousand kinds of plants, with as many as eighteen hundred rose species and cultivars, twelve hundred camellia cultivars, and five thousand cacti and succulents.
Another World Lies Beyond: Creating Liu Fang Yuan, the Huntington’s Chinese Garden
Edited by: T. June Li
Format: 130 pages, hardcover
From the Lake of Reflected Fragrance to the Pavilion for Washing Away Thoughts to the Isle of Alighting Geese, this gorgeously illustrated volume explores the Huntington's Chinese Garden--Liu Fang Yuan, or the Garden of Flowing Fragrance--one of the largest such gardens outside China. It resembles those created in seventeenth-century Suzhou, offering awe-inspiring views and architecture and evoking an era when scholars sought quiet, intimate gardens in which to retreat, write poetry, and practice calligraphy, among many other pursuits.
Desert Plants - A Curator's Introduction to the Huntington Desert Garden
Written by: Gary Lyons
Format: 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, 92 color illustrations
The Huntington is famous for its spectacular desert garden, one of the largest such collections of cacti and other succulents in the world. Nearly 100 years old, the twelve-acre garden today showcases more than 3,000 species of desert plants. Visitors to the garden marvel at its many wonders, including the massive Cereus xanthocarpus cactus weighing some fifteen tons; the vivid blue and green Puya, a rare type of bromeliad; the Lithops, or “living stone,” whose camouflaged leaves mimic the shape and color of rocks; and the dazzling red, orange, and yellow torch-like blooms of the aloe.
Camellias: A Curator's Introduction to the Camellia Collection in the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Format: 80 pages, 6 x 9, color illustrations. (paperback)
The Huntington's renowned camellia collection, one of the most diverse public collections anywhere, is well documented in this lavishly illustrated book. More than eighty-four color photographs feature the popular pink, red, and white japonicas as well as the stunning black-red "Night Rider," among other rarities. Nineteenth-century botanical illustrations from the Huntington Library's rare book collections are also reproduced. This handy guide will help you learn to tell japonicas from reticulatas and sasanquas as you tour the 207-acre Huntington estate, while Curator Ann Richardson offers many fascinating facts about the history and cultivation of the camellia.