Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Huntington Succulent Garden - Finally!

I've been trying to get to the Huntington Botanical Garden in L.A. for years and finally managed to get there last week while we were on a trip for my son's spring break. We all had a fantastic time. I was overjoyed to have the visit coincide with the perfect photography weather. I made a bee line for the succulent section, and it is definitely the best succulent garden I've ever seen. Amazing specimens, amazing combinations, amazing, amazing, amazing!

I've tried to distill my photos down as much as I could. There are a lot so I'll get started.

huntington aloe treeshuntington aloe speciosahuntington chorisia speciosahuntington chorisia speciosa bulbous

huntington agave aeonium

huntington succulents

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huntington beaucarnea recurvatahuntington succulents3huntington aloeshuntington agave attenuata x shawii and euphorbia

huntington barrels and agaves

huntington mystery puyahuntington dyckiahuntington echinopsis flying saucerhuntington puya chilensis

huntington puya chilensis setting

huntington aloehuntington dasylirionhuntington mystery puya greenhuntington cussonia paniculata

huntington succulent color

huntington cacti snakes

huntington barrelling barrelhuntington purple prickly padhuntington purple pricklyhuntington succulent paths

huntington crazy succulents

huntington succulent waves

huntington mammalarias

huntington thorny limehuntington aloe ramosissimahuntington tall succulentshuntington tall succulent stripes

huntington succulent textures

huntington succulent textures 2

huntington dragon tree

huntington succulent layershuntington acacia

I was disappointed they didn't have plants for sale. I was really hoping to take home something nifty. I was impressed with my self-restraint though, by keeping my hands to myself and not "liberating" any cuttings. There were a few trailers that no one would have noticed a piece missing...but I was good. :)

Stay tuned for my next posts about the other parts of the Huntington, including the awesome kids' garden.